• Cities open severe weather shelters in response to cold temperatures

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    Several cities in the Puget Sound have opened severe weather shelters in response to the cold temperatures across the region. 

    For more information, continue reading below. 

    Seattle 

    • Seattle is opening a shelter at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall that will be open through Sunday, Feb. 17. It is located at 301 Mercer Street in Seattle. The shelter's hours are 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. the next morning. It accommodates adults of all genders and is operated by the Salvation Army. Referral forms are not required. 
    • The Human Services Department and Mary’s Place partnered to open a downtown emergency shelter for families on Friday, Feb. 8. Please call the King County Coordinated Family Intake Line at 206-245-1026 for access. This space is open 24 hours per day. 
    • The Department of Parks and Recreation and HSD have also opened a 24-hour warming shelter for families with children and others at Garfield Community Center (2323 E. Cherry Street) through Tuesday morning, Feb. 12.

    Renton

    The city of Renton and Catholic Community Services opened a severe weather shelter from Sunday through Monday, Feb. 11 to assist those living on the streets or in vehicles.

    The severe weather center is open daily to single women and men, couples and homeless families with children from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. at the Old Chamber of Commerce Building. For more information on the shelter click here or contact the City of Renton Human Services office during business hours at (425) 430-6600.

    Kent

    The city of Kent is also opening a shelter at Kent Lutheran Church, located at 336 Second Avenue South. The shelter is open from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. when low temperatures fall below 32 degrees for 24 or more consecutive hours and/or snow accumulation exceeds, or is expected to exceed 3 inches.

    It can accommodate up to 50 people, including single men and women but will give priority to homeless families with children. 

    Contact Kent Lutheran Church at 253-852-2057 or City of Kent Housing and Human Services at 253-856-5070 with additional questions.


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