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City opens emergency overnight, warming shelters

Southwest Community Center in Roxhill will open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

SEATTLE (Feb. 6, 2017) – The City of Seattle’s Human Services Department has coordinated emergency shelter beds to keep additional people from sleeping outside tonight. Additional beds were added to the shelter system already in place, as Seattle faces another night of cold and possible snow.

The City of Seattle is partnering with King County and the Salvation Army to cooperatively expand shelter for adults tonight.

The Seattle City Hall Shelter (enter at 4th & Cherry) opens at 7 p.m. for up to 80 people tonight.

The Salvation Army will run the following shelters for adult men:

  • The King County Administration Building Shelter located at 4th & James in Seattle is providing expanded capacity for 50 additional men tonight at 7 p.m.
  • The William Booth Center at 811 Maynard Avenue S. will open at 7:30 p.m. for 40 people.

Seattle City Light reports that approximately 5500 customers are still without power, mostly in the Southwest Seattle neighborhood of Roxhill and White Center.

To serve residents who remain without power, the City will open the Southwest Teen Life Center from 11 p.m. to allow people to warm up and charge their phones. The Center is located at 2801 SW Thistle Street. Patrons should enter the building from the back parking lot. The phone number for the center is 206-684-7438.