White Flag Alert issued for Wednesday through Monday nights

November 22, 2023 | 12:28 pm

Updated November 22, 2023 | 1:29 pm

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A White Flag Alert has been issued for Wednesday through Monday nights.

White Flag Alert from Daviess County Emergency Management Agency:

According to the National Weather Service in Paducah, White Flag criteria will likely be met Wednesday through Monday nights (November 22-27).

A White Flag event signals the opening of an overnight emergency shelter that will be open to all men, women, and children.

  • Hours of Operation: 6 p.m. – 7 a.m., unless beds are available at another shelter.
  • Location: Daniel Pitino Shelter, 501 Walnut Street, Owensboro, KY 42301
  • Meals: Available at Daniel Pitino Shelter during normal meal hours.
  • Transportation options for those who need a ride:
    • Monday-Friday: On White Flag nights, Owensboro Transit System will provide free bus transportation to Daniel Pitino shelter between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Inform the bus driver you are going to the White Flag shelter.
    • Saturday-Sunday: Contact Daniel Pitino Shelter at 270-688-9000 if transportation is necessary.
    • Self transportation: Those seeking shelter on White Flag nights may transport themselves to Daniel Pitino Shelter between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m.
  • Questions: Contact Daniel Pitino Shelter at 270-688-9000.

White Flag is coordinated by Daviess County Emergency Management and the Homeless Coalition of Ohio Valley, with the support of Daviess County Fiscal Court, the City of Owensboro, and participating shelters within Daviess County.

November 22, 2023 | 12:28 pm

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