Emergency Management

Update on Pierce County shelters and warming centers, Jan. 21
Posted By Sheri Badger on Jan 21st, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Due to the continued power outages and cold weather throughout Pierce County, the following shelters are open and available to anyone seeking a warm place to stay. 

Warming centers and overnight shelters:

  • Key Peninsula Lutheran: 4213 Lackey Rd., Lakebay
    • Day center from 9 to 3 p.m.; on stand-by for overnight Saturday
  • Lakewood Community Center: 9112 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood
    • Open Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Lakewood City Hall: 6000 Main St. SW, Lakewood
    • Open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Orting City Hall: 110 Train Street SE., Orting
    • Open Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • South Prairie Community Center: 198 SR 162 E., South Prairie
    • 24-hr walk-in, no sleeping facilities
  • Sunrise Baptist Church: 12115 Shaw Rd. East, Puyallup
    • Open until 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22


When going to an overnight shelter, please bring the following:

  • Toiletries (toothpaste, personal hygiene items, and medications)
  • Blankets, sleeping bags, and pillows
  • Extra clothing, towels, and washcloths
  • Comfort items for children (stuffed animal, toys, games, books, and blanket)

Additional shelters are on standby if needed. Call the Pierce County Emergency Operations Center for additional information at 253-798-7470.

Visit Pierce County’s blog for up to date emergency information: https://blog.co.pierce.wa.us/emergency/