Severe Weather Shelter

Updated March 3, 2023

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During a severe weather event such as snow, severe hot or cold temperatures, or smoke, the City of Burien partners with Highline United Methodist Church to support the opening of a severe weather overnight shelter. The City may also activate a daytime severe weather center at the Burien Community Center or other City facility during severe weather events. If the shelter and severe weather center are open, this web page will be updated to reflect current hours of operation.

Highline United Methodist Severe Weather Shelter

The Highline United Methodist Church’s Severe Weather Overnight Shelter opens during severe winter weather. The shelter is operated by the Highline United Methodist Church, with support from the City of Burien and King County. To learn about how to donate and volunteer, visit their donations and volunteer website or email [email protected].

Current Overnight Shelter Hours and Location

The Highline United Methodist Church’s Severe Weather Overnight Shelter is not open.

Burien Daytime Severe Weather Center

The City may open a daytime severe weather center during a severe weather event in a City-owned facility. City facilities will remain open during regular operating hours unless otherwise communicated. Questions? Please email [email protected].

Current Severe Weather Center Hours and Location

The City of Burien daytime severe weather center is currently not open.

King County Regional Homelessness Authority

Additional regional shelters and information can be found on King County Regional Homelessness Authority's website.