Thurston County Activates Hazardous Weather Response
- Editor’s note: Prepare for frigid cold into the teens at night, and highs in the 20s for several days and well into next week.
“The National Weather Service has issued a forecast for snow and below freezing weather in the Puget Sound region beginning Saturday, December 25, and lasting to at least Wednesday, December 29. In response, Thurston County Public Health and Social Services is issuing a “Hazardous Weather” advisory to increase shelter-in-place efforts and offer a day-time warming center.”
“A warming center will be available for those needing to get out of the cold at 201 N Capitol Way in Olympia on Saturday, December 25, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 26, through Tuesday, December 28, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“During this hazardous weather activation period, shelter options are available at the Union Gospel Mission (413 Franklin St NE in Olympia) for single men and women. Family Support Center’s Pear Blossom Place (837 7th Ave. SE in Olympia) is available for families with children needing shelter, and Community Youth Services (520 Pear Street SE in Olympia) is available for youth ages 18-24,” quoting Thurston Talk.