Severe weather shelters open in response to cold temperatures

Severe weather shelters open in response to cold temperatures

Some severe weather shelters will open starting Sunday evening in response to the snow and colder conditions that will move into the lowlands.

The city of Seattle will open its shelter at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall located at 301 Mercer St. at 8 p.m. for people 18 and older. It will be operated by the Salvation Army.

Referral forms will not be required, and people are asked to enter through the lower level.

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“Providing shelter is a year-round program of the Salvation Army, so we are able to mobilize quickly and expand during extreme weather situations,” explained Capt. Jonathan Harvey, King County coordinator for the Salvation Army. “We encourage our homeless neighbors to spend the night indoors, safe from dangerous weather conditions. No one will be turned away.”

Anyone in need of shelter in Snohomish County is asked to call 211.

There are multiple locations in the county that provide overnight shelter during dangerously cold weather. The shelters also vary in hours, days and locations.

Click on this link for more details concerning overnight shelters in Snohomish County.