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Severe-weather shelter stays open through Feb. 9

Ice fishing: The fountain next to the Poulsbo Marine Science Center parking lot was frozen Feb. 6. The high on Feb. 7 was forecast to be 34, with an overnight low of 26.  - Annie LaValle
Ice fishing: The fountain next to the Poulsbo Marine Science Center parking lot was frozen Feb. 6. The high on Feb. 7 was forecast to be 34, with an overnight low of 26.
— image credit: Annie LaValle

BREMERTON —  Because of below-freezing weather conditions, the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management is keeping the severe-weather shelter open through Feb. 9.

The shelter is open from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night. Guests are not able to check into the shelter after 10 p.m.

The shelter is located at Bremerton Food Line, 1600 12th St., Bremerton.

The shelter will serve all residents of our area who require safe overnight refuge where none is available. Further activations will be weather dependent. Stay tuned.

For more information about the process, call 211 or call Kitsap Community Resources at 360-478-2301.

If you need bus tokens so you can get to the shelter, contact North Kitsap Fishline, 18916 3rd Ave. NE, Poulsbo, 360-779-5190; ShareNet, 26061 United Road (off Bond Road), Kingston, 360-297-2266; Helpline House, 282 Knechtel Way NE, Bainbridge Island, 206-842-7621.

For the second year in a row, non-profits in Kitsap County have received a donation of bus tickets from Kitsap Transit. These are used to help homeless individuals get to shelter, DSHS, and doctor appointments.

 

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