The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Lincoln effective from 1 to 7 p.m. each day from Wednesday, July 17 through Saturday, July 20. Temperatures are predicted to be in the 90’s each day, and heat index values are expected to peak from 100 to 109 degrees each. afternoon.
The heat and high humidity create a dangerous situation that can cause heat illnesses. The heat index is a more accurate measure of how hot it really feels when the humidity is added to the actual air temperature
The Belmont Recreation Center, 1234 Judson Street, will remain open until 8 p.m. during the heat warning. Most Lincoln City Library branches are open until 8 p.m. Those without air conditioning also can cool off during regular hours at senior centers and other recreation centers as well as other public locations such as theaters and shopping malls.
Lincoln Parks and Recreation also offers family swim nights at neighborhood pools from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for just $9 per family. Information on regular and extended hours at City facilities is available at https://www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks/
Aging Partners has a limited number of fans for distribution on a first-come-first-served basis to adults age 60 and older. No financial screening is required. For more information, call 402-441-7030. The program accepts fan donations at the Aging Partners office, 1005 “O” St.
Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach will be open during the afternoon on Thursday, during hours that would normally be closed. After lunch service, Matt Talbot will remain open to provide an air conditioned space, allowing anyone that needs a place to cool off, a place to seek shelter.