Owensboro/Daviess County will have a nighttime warming shelter available from tonight  through Monday night.  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 winter weather advisory along with 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.

Four transportation choices:
1. Enjoy dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Daniel Pitino Shelter (501 Walnut St, Owensboro, KY), 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. and before 8 a.m. the next morning.
3. For those without transportation within Owensboro city limits, OTS will provide free bus transportation to either Daniel Pitino or St. Benedicts shelters between the hours of 4-6 P.M. on White Flag nights. Inform the bus driver you are going to the shelter.
4. 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. the day of. GRITS may provide transportation to the Daniel Pitino Shelter, but only during the hours of 5-6 p.m. that evening.

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