Salvation Army of Omaha opens two cooling centers in response to extreme heat

Health department offers tips to stay safe in the heat
A safer option for staying cool during this heat wave in the Omaha metro.
Published: Jun. 13, 2022 at 11:34 AM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The Salvation Army has opened cooling centers to help people beat the heat.

Temperatures in Omaha are expected to reach triple digits Monday afternoon and could remain in the high 90s Tuesday.

To help area residents in need keep out of extreme heat, the Salvation Army of Omaha has opened two cooling centers.

According to the Salvation Army, the cooling centers have air-conditioned areas and cold bottled water available. The cooling centers are usually used during extremely hot temperatures to help people avoid heat-related illnesses.

The cooling centers are located at:

Kroc Center, 2825 Y Street.

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

North Corps, 2424 Pratt Street.

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Douglas County Health Department also posted things to watch out for in the heat as well as some tips for keeping cool.

Noting that children and those ages 65 or older are most at risk during extreme heat, the health department advised residents to take advantage of air-conditioning as much as possible and limit outdoor activities as much as possible. If you must go out, wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing, definitely wear sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher, and drink plenty of fluids — but avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine in them.

Here are some vital tips to cool off and stay safe in extreme heat. Douglas County Nebraska Nebraska Department of...

Posted by Douglas County Health Department on Monday, June 13, 2022

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