Salvation Army Opens Cooling Centers Around Omaha in Response to Sizzling Temperatures
City pools are packed and sales of bottled water are on the rise as residents around the Omaha metro scramble to beat the heat this week. The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories and excessive heat warnings, calling the heat wave, which is anticipated to last through the weekend, “extremely dangerous.”
Health officials are advising people to stay hydrated, try to find air conditioning if possible, limit strenuous activity and to never leave kids or pets in unattended vehicles.
With temperatures expected to crest the 100-degree mark, The Salvation Army in Omaha has opened cooling centers around the city for those seeking relief from soaring temperatures.
The Salvation Army’s four cooling centers offer air-conditioned spaces and bottled water to help provide relief from the heat. They are typically activated during times of extremely hot temperatures.
Hours vary by location and are as follows:
Burrows Center (Lobby)
6101 NW Radial Hwy.
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
2825 Y St.
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
2424 Pratt St.
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
3738 Cuming St.
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation.