Inclement Weather

 ​Last Updated August 2 at 7:35 a.m.

NEW - Places to stay cool around Kitsap County

Kitsap County, WA – The unusually hot weather that is affecting the region for the next few days can be dangerous for some residents, especially for the very young, very old, and people with certain medical conditions. If you do not have air conditioning, consider visiting a mall, movie theater or other cool public places.

Here is a list of some of the locations you can go to escape the heat this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:

North Kitsap/Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island Library
1270 Madison Ave. N
Wed: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thurs: 1-5:30 p.m., Fri: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Poulsbo City Hall
200 Moe St NE
Wed: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thurs: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Poulsbo Library
700 NE Lincoln Rd
Wed: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thurs: 1-5 p.m., Fri: 10-6 p.m.

Village Green Community Center
26159 Dulay Road, Kingston
Wed: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thurs: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Central Kitsap/Silverdale/Bremerton

The Arc of Kitsap & Jefferson Counties
3243 Perry Ave, Bremerton
Wed-Fri: 9 a.m. to  3 p.m.

Bremerton Library-Downtown
612 Fifth St.
Wed: 1-8 p.m., Thurs: 1-5 p.m., Fri: 1-6 p.m.

Bremerton Library-Sylvan Way
1301 Sylvan Way
Wed: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thurs: 1-5 p.m., Fri: 1-6 p.m.

The Kitsap Mall
10315 Silverdale Way NW
Wed-Fri: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Salvation Army
832 6th St, Bremerton
Wed – Fri: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Silverdale Library
3450 NW Carlton St
Wed: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thurs: 1-5 p.m., Fri: 10-6 p.m.

Silverdale United Methodist Church
9982 Silverdale Way
Wed-Fri: 12-9 p.m.


South Kitsap/Port Orchard

Kitsap County Administration Building
619 Division St., Port Orchard
Wed-Fri: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Manchester Library
8067 E Main St
Wed: 1-8 p.m., Thurs: 1-5 p.m., Fri: 1-5 p.m.

Port Orchard Library
87 Sidney Ave
Wed: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thurs: 1-6 p.m., Fri: 10-6 p.m.

Port Orchard City Hall
216 Prospect St
Wed-Fri: 8 a.m.-4:30 pm

Remember to check up on relatives and neighbors during the heat wave. Heart problems, stroke, and kidney failure are the most common health problems on hot days.

Anyone who will be outside for extended periods of time should drink plenty of water, seek shade whenever possible, use sunscreen with a high SPF, and be alert to signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Heat exhaustion: heavy sweating; weakness; cold, pale, and clammy skin; weak pulse; fainting; vomiting.

Heat stroke: high body temperature (103° F or higher); hot, dry skin; rapid and strong pulse; possible unconsciousness. Heat stroke is a medical emergency. Call 9-1-1.

For more information contact Dave Rasmussen at 360.307.5871

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