Multi-night White Flag event through Tuesday

March 3, 2019 | 3:18 am

Updated March 2, 2019 | 12:21 pm

Local shelters are posting "White Flag" status for the next three nights. | Graphic by Owensboro Times

The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency has issued a “White Flag” status for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday Nights (March 3-6, 2019), 7 p.m. – 8 a.m., due to the overnight wind chills expected to be at or below 15 °F.

During a White Flag Event, participating homeless shelters are requested to place a white flag on their facility’s exterior door, which shall publicly convey that extra bed space may be available.

What those seeking shelter should know:

Those seeking shelter and a warm meal may visit the Daniel Pitino Shelter at 501 Walnut St. at 5:30 p.m. to enjoy dinner, and then, if bed space is unavailable at local shelters, go to St. Benedict’s at 7 p.m. for a warm night’s rest.

Those seeking shelter without a meal may show up on their own at St. Benedict’s any time after 7 p.m. and before 8 a.m.

For those requiring transportation in rural areas of Daviess County (outside Owensboro city limits), please contact Harry Pedigo 270-315-4419 before 4 p.m. today.

GRITS may provide transportation to the Daniel Pitino Shelter, but only during the hours of 5-6 p.m.

For those without transportation inside the Owensboro city limits, the Owensboro Transit System has a bus stop near the Daniel Pitino Shelter. Anyone wishing to ride the city bus to the shelter needs to let the driver know and the ride will be provided free of charge.

This free ride is only allowed to the Daniel Pitino Shelter for the city buses at 4:35 p.m., 5:20 p.m. and 6:05 p.m. buses Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evening.


March 3, 2019 | 3:18 am

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