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About the Severe Weather Shelters
The severe weather shelter program operates Nov 1st – Mar 31st in Kitsap County. This shelter is available for single adults, parents with children, families, and teens.

The shelters will open if the following conditions are met:

• if temperatures are expected to be at or below 32 degrees for four or more hours and one or more successive days and/or

• if snow accumulation is expected to exceed one inch or more for more than two days and/or

• if there are two or more successive days of one inch or more of rain.

• shelters may also activate when high wind warnings are issued.

Opening a shelter is also dependent on the shelter being fully staffed by volunteers for the night. The weather is monitored for severe weather conditions by Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management.

 

Current Season Data

2018-2019 Shelter Season Summary

Flyers

Download the Severe Weather Shelter Information Flyer

Download the KITSAPSWS Get Notified flyer

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How to Volunteer

Interested in helping those who live without homes to find shelter when temperatures drop outside?

Prospective volunteers must fill out a volunteer application and pass a background check. Download the KCDEM Volunteer Application

Volunteer Training

Learn more about volunteering at one of Kitsap County’s severe weather shelters during orientation and training courses that will cover shelter operations, safety and security.

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SEVERE WEATHER SHELTER VOLUNTEER TRAINING

THURSDAY OCTOBER 18th
6pm-9pm
OR TUESDAY OCTOBER 23rd
6pm-9pm
Location  
Port Orchard United Methodist Church
725 Kitsap St, Port Orchard, WA, 98366
  Location
Gateway Fellowship
18901 8th Ave NE, Poulsbo, WA, 98370

    
 This training course is required for all NEW  Severe Weather Shelter Volunteers. The training covers shelter operations, safety and security.

 

Current volunteers are not required to attend the training but may join for a refresher.

 

Space is limited. Please RSVP at https://tiny.cc/SWS-Training

In additional to a training, prospective volunteers must fill out a volunteer application and pass a background check. Download the KCDEM Volunteer Application

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Download the training flyer here

​Homebase User Instructions

Access the Homebase website at http://joinhomebase.com

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Download the Complete Homebase User Manual (Updated 11/28/2018)

 

Logging in using the Homebase Website

Read the Website Instructions

 

Watch the Step-by-Step Website Video for Logging In

 

Claiming Open Shifts

Read the Website Instructions

 

Watch the Step-by-Step Website Video for Claiming Shifts

Your Schedule

Read the Website Instructions

 

Watch the Step-by-Step Website Video for Your Schedule

Dropping Shifts

Read the Website Instructions

 

Watch the Step-by-Step Website Video for Dropping Shifts

Personal Settings | Alerts & Notifications

Read the Website Instructions

 

Watch the Step-by-Step Website Video for Personal Settings and Notifications


Homebase Shift Scheduling Web App Introduction

 

Homebase Mobile App Introduction

 

Kitsap County News

Activation Status

To see shelter activation status visit Kitsap Severe Weather Shelter Status

Notification

To sign up for SMS notifications about shelter activation, text "KITSAPSWS" to 898211

Standard msg&data rates may apply. Text STOP to opt-out. HELP for help. For end user privacy and terms and conditions of texting with 898211, go to: http://www.preventionpaystext.com/policies/

Severe Weather Shelter Locations


 


For more information contact:

   Cory Derenburger, Program Specialist
   360-337-7287 or cderenbu@co.kitsap.wa.us


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