Owensboro/Daviess County will have a nighttime warming shelter available Monday through Thursday night this week.  The National Weather Service says conditions merit a White Flag Event due to wind chill factors near and below zero degrees.

The forecast calls for a drastic drop in temperature overnight.  With air temperature/wind chill values expected to be near or below zero, homeless shelters in the area are asked to place a white flag on their facility's exterior door, which shall publicly convey that extra bed space may be available.

The Daytime shelter will be at the Daniel Pitino Shelter at 501 Walnut St; phone (270) 688-9000. Hours 8:00 a.m-7:00 p.m. Meals are available at this location with the meal schedule as follows: Breakfast (8:00 a.m.) Lunch (11:00 a.m.) Dinner (5:30 p.m.)  If bed space is unavailable, you may visit . . .

St. Benedict's Homeless Shelter at 1001 West 7th St.  St. Benedict's will serve as the nighttime warming shelter. Hours 7:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m.

Transportation options are:

1.  For those without transportation in the rural areas of Daviess County (outside Owensboro city limits), please contact Harry Pedigo of St. Benedict's BEFORE 4pm.  GRITS may provide transportation to the Daniel Pitino Shelter, but only during the hours of 5pm to 6pm this evening.

2. For those without transportation inside the Owensboro city limits, the Owensboro Transit System has a bus stop near the Daniel Pitino Shelter.  If you need a ride to a shelter, let the driver know and the ride will be provided FREE of charge.  The FREE ride is ONLY allowed to the Daniel Pitino Shelter for city buses at 4:35pm, 5:20pm and 6:05pm. this evening.