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City Opens Severe Weather Shelter at Seattle Center

SEATTLE  –The City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) is opening a cold weather shelter Tuesday, December 4 (night) and Wednesday, December 5 (night) in light of the extended forecast for overnight temperatures around freezing. Salvation Army will operate the shelter, open to adults 18 and older (all genders), at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (301 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109). This shelter will be open from 7 PM to 7 AM each day. The shelter is open access and no referral is necessary.  Clients are asked to use the lower level entry.


“I want to thank the Salvation Army and the Seattle Center for their ongoing partnership in operating emergency shelters in very cold weather,” said HSD Interim Director Jason Johnson. “Given the very cold temperatures, we ask all shelters to ensure all available space is used to help bring people inside into warm, safe spaces.”

The City has notified homeless services providers in the area so they can direct people to the Seattle Center shelter.  Bus Routes Include #3, and Rapid Ride D Line provide service to Seattle Center.


For the most current forecast, please visit the National Weather Service website. For more information on how to prepare for winter weather, please visit Take Winter By Storm. Additionally, for up-to-date information pertaining to impacts in the City of Seattle please sign up for AlertSeattle at