Stock Photo, Metro Creative Graphics

Stock Photo, Metro Creative Graphics

Kent opens Severe Weather Shelter; warming centers available

Shelter downtown at Holy Spirit Church; warming centers at several locations

An overnight Severe Weather Shelter in Kent will be available to the public Tuesday night, Nov. 29 through Thursday night, Dec. 1, according to the city of Kent.

The shelter will operate from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. at Holy Spirit Church, 310 Third Ave. S., in downtown Kent. For more information, call the church at 253-859-0444.

Volunteers are needed to help at the shelter. To volunteer, email

Warming centers

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 1 p.m. Tuesday to 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Snow accumulation between 1 and 4 inches is expected. A Wind Advisory is also in effect from 4 p.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday. Southeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph are expected. Temperatures are predicted to be a high of 40 and low of 37 on Tuesday; 42 and 29 on Wednesday; and 38 and 25 on Thursday.

The following warming centers are available to the public in Kent, according to the city of Kent.


• Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

• 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

KENTHOPE DAY CENTER (9009 Canyon Drive)


• Open 7 days a week

• 7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.



• Monday-Friday

• 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

THE KENT LIBRARY (212 2nd Ave. N.)

• Tuesday/Wednesday

• 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

• Thursday-Saturday

• 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

• Sunday

• 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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