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City Issues Another “White Flag” Emergency And Opens Warming Shelters

The forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday  is predicting the wind chill to be below 15 degrees and very cold temperatures, along with snow.  This calls for extra measures to keep everyone in our city out of the elements.Owensboro’s has released its third White Flag of the season.  The White Flag will be in effect for Tuesday, March 14, and Wednesday, March 15.  Temperatures are supposed to be in the lower 20’s over night with freezing wind chills.

This plan was created by the Homeless Council of the Ohio Valley.  Whenever temperatures or wind chills drop below 15 degrees an alert is issued.

The White Flag shelter will take place at The Salvation Army, at 215 Ewing Road, Owensboro, Ky 42301, from 4:00 pm-6:00 am if all other shelter beds are full.

During the day those needing shelter can head to the Daniel Pitino Shelter.  They provide breakfast at (8:00 am), lunch (11:00 am), and dinner (5:30).

Anyone needing shelter during this period is encouraged to go to the Daniel Pitino Shelter at 501 Walnut Street, after 5:30 p.m.  Dinner will be provided for everyone before being bused to the Salvation Army by GRITS.

If someone needs transportation to the shelter after 7 p.m. please contact the Pitino Shelter at 270-688-9000.


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