Owensboro/Daviess County residents will have daytime and nighttime warming shelters available Wednesday (12/27) through Monday (1/1/18) with a White Flag Event.
With air temperature/wind chill values expected to be at or below 15 degrees, 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.
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.
St. Benedict's Homeless Shelter at 1001 West 7th St. will serve at the nighttime warming shelter. Hours 7:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m.
Here are the temperatures Wednesday night-Monday nigh according the National Weather Service in Paducah.
Wednesday night (12/27/2017): Air Temperature (10°F) plus wind speed (10mph) equates to -3°F Wind Chill
Thursday night (12/28/2017): Air Temperature (18°F) plus wind speed (3mph) equates to 13°F Wind Chill
Friday night (12/29/2017): Air Temperature (17°F) plus wind speed (7mph) equates to 7°F Wind Chill
Saturday night (12/30/2017): Air Temperature (8°F) plus wind speed (10mph) equates to -6°F Wind Chill
Sunday night (12/31/2017): Air Temperature (9°F) plus wind speed (9mph) equates to -4°F Wind Chill
Monday night (1/1/2018): Air Temperature (8°F) plus wind speed (7mph) equates to -3°F Wind Chill
White Flag Warming Shelter Information:
Provided: Bedding/linens, shower/toiletries, and a warm place to spend the evening (men, women, children, families)
POC: Harry Pedigo (St. Benedicts Homeless Shelter Manager)
Meals: Provided at Daniel Pitino Shelter
o Breakfast: 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
o Lunch: 11:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
o Dinner: 5:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Transportation: By foot or city bus. If arrangements need to be made for accessibility issues, Daniel Pitino Shelter will contact GRITS, which may need a 2-hr advance notice.
Those seeking nighttime shelter are not required to go to Daniel Pitino Shelter, but rather, if desired, can self-transport to St. Benedicts Homeless Shelter any time during the nighttime White Flag operating hours.