City Issues First “White Flag” Emergency Plan Of The Year
Temperatures are supposed to be in the lower 20's over night with freezing wind chills. This calls for extra measures to keep everyone in our city out of the elements.Owensboro's has released its first White Flag of the season. The White Flag will be in effect for tonight Tuesday, November 13.
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.
Location: St. Benedict's Homeless Shelter (1001 W 7th St, Owensboro, KY)
Meals: Daniel Pitino Shelter
- Breakfast (8:00 a.m.)
- Lunch (11:00 a.m.)
- Dinner (5:30 p.m.)
Point of Contact Harry Pedigo
Other Info: What those seeking shelter should know:
1. Come to Daniel Pitino Shelter (501 Walnut St, Owensboro, KY) at 5:30 p.m. this evening 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.
2. You may show up on your own at St. Benedict’s any time after 7 p.m. tonight and before 8 a.m. tomorrow.
3. For those without 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. this evening.
According to the National Weather Service Paducah Office’s forecast, tonight will be the only night currently expected to reach White Flag criteria through at least Monday, November 19, 2018.