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December 1, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Severe weather shelters open in Kent, Renton

Due to cold weather conditions, the city of Kent is opening a severe weather shelter Monday night at Kent Lutheran Church.

The shelter will be open at 9 p.m. for check-in and registration and will close at 7 in the morning.

Located at 336 Second Avenue South, the shelter is operated by Catholic Community Services staff and volunteers from Kent Lutheran Church.

Homeless families with children living on the streets or in vehicles will be given priority, but the shelter also be available for single women and men, according to news release from Kent Community and Public Affairs.

A severe weather shelter at the Renton Harambee Center at 316 South Third Street also will be open Monday.

Check in and registration begins at 8:30 p.m. The shelter will close at 8 a.m., according to a release for the City of Renton.

The Renton shelter is available for single women and men, couples and homeless families with children who are living on the streets or in vehicles; separate sleeping spaces have been prepared for men, women, and for families with children.

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