Severe Weather Shelter will be open Wednesday, Thursday

BREMERTON — Because of expected freezing-weather conditions, Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management has activated the county’s Severe Weather Shelter Plan.

This year there is only one shelter this year: Bremerton Food Line, 1600 12th St., Bremerton. It will open Wednesday and Thursday night (Nov. 30 and Dec. 1). Hours of operation will be from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Guests will not be able to check into the shelter after 9 p.m.

Food Line was last used as a severe weather shelter Nov. 17 and 18. Four people stayed the night each night, according to Jim Stowers of Kitsap Community Resources. He said he expects that number to increase as people learn about the severe weather shelter. He said the regular homeless shelters in Kitsap are full or near full.

The severe weather shelter serves all residents of Kitsap County who require safe overnight refuge where none is available. Continued activation of the county’s Severe Weather Shelter Plan is contingent upon future weather predictions.

For more information about the Severe Weather Shelter Plan process, call 211 or Stowers, (360) 473-2047.

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