It’s Hot and Getting Hotter Don and Everyone Else
With Temps in the mid 90′s today and over the century mark the next several days it’s wise to think heat safety. Unless you have access to a pool, staying indoors in airconditioning sounds great.
You might want to check on any elderly or disabled family or friends to insure they are comfortable dealing with the heat wave.
Take a moment to insure the air conditioning is working properly and close curtains or blinds to keep the sun out.
Never Never Never leave ANYONE in a car, truck or SUV. It only takes a few minutes without airconditioning for the temperature to get over 150 degrees in a vehicle.
Pet Safety is your repsonsibility. Make sure animals have cool fresh water, shelter and shade if left outdoors.
Places to escape the heat:
American Red Cross is opening their office to the public from 8:30 to 4:30 weekdays in the Owensboro and Henderson offices. Owensboro only – Saturday June 30 they will be open from 11 AM to 3:30 PM.
In addition to being an Air Conditioned Oasis The Salvation Army will be driving around the Owensboro area handing out FREE water to anyone who needs it. Construction workers, homeless and others. If you know of a group that needs water, call the SA and tell them where they are located! 270-685-5576.
The library on Frederica St. is welcoming people who need to cool off. You might also try Towne Square Mall or maybe take in a movie at the Malco Theaters.
Saint Benedicts is willing to open but need additional volunteers age 18+. There is no prior training, they will train. Volunteers probably needed from 4pm to 8pm. If they fill that slot then they might open at 12 or 1 if they have volunteers available. Joe Welsh is the director. The shelter’s number is 270-541-1003. It is located at 1001 W 7th – the old St Vincent De Paul building. The shelter is full and has a waiting list for overnight stays.
Pitino Center is open from 8:00 AM to 12 Noon.
Rushing Wind Church of God will be doing door-to-door checks in their neighborhood (Cravens area) Thursday before noon. The fellowship hall will be open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 1 pm to 6 pm. (If needed). They will reevaluate on Saturday if there is no need noted they would close the Cooling Center on Saturday. If used it will stay open 1 pm to 6 pm everyday until no longer needed.
Rushing Wind Church of God
2613 Cravens Ave.
Owensboro, Ky. 42301