heat http://kios.org en Hot weather delays trash pick-up, keeps cooling stations open http://kios.org/post/hot-weather-delays-trash-pick-keeps-cooling-stations-open <p>Omaha residents can expect delays in trash pick-up this week due to the heat. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 19:00:54 +0000 Katie Schubert 35043 at http://kios.org Air Quality Alert in effect Tuesday for Omaha metro area http://kios.org/post/air-quality-alert-effect-tuesday-omaha-metro-area <p>The combination of heat, humidity and calm winds are contributing to an air quality alert day. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 17:00:37 +0000 Katie Schubert 16530 at http://kios.org Air Quality Alert in effect Tuesday for Omaha metro area Salvation Army opening three cooling centers Saturday morning http://kios.org/post/salvation-army-opening-three-cooling-centers-saturday-morning <p></p><p>The Salvation Army of Omaha plans to have three cooling centers open this weekend as temperatures soar in to the upper 90s.</p><p>Salvation Army officials announced Friday that the Kroc Center, North Corps, and Lied Renaissance Center will be open Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm.</p><p>Those three locations will be open from 8am to 8pm as cooling centers Monday through Friday next week.</p><p>The National Weather Service expects a high temperature around 95 Saturday and 97 Sunday.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:38:00 +0000 Katie Schubert 16017 at http://kios.org Excessive Heat Warning in effect through Friday evening http://kios.org/post/excessive-heat-warning-effect-through-friday-evening <p>The Salvation Army of Omaha will have its cooling centers open the rest of the week.<br /><br />An excessive heat warning is in effect for the Omaha metro area through Friday. All four cooling centers will be open from 8 am to 8 pm. The centers are the Council Bluffs Corps, North Corps at 24th and Pratt Streets, the Kroc Center in South Omaha, and the Lied Renaissance Center at 36th and Cuming Streets.<br /><br />Salvation Army officials say donations of bottled water are needed for the cooling centers.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 20:05:49 +0000 Katie Schubert 15532 at http://kios.org Heat Advisory, Air Quality Action Day in Omaha metro http://kios.org/post/heat-advisory-air-quality-action-day-omaha-metro <p>A <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=NEZ052&amp;warncounty=NEC055&amp;firewxzone=NEZ052&amp;local_place1=Ralston+NE&amp;product1=Heat+Advisory">heat advisory </a>is in effect&nbsp;Friday for the KIOS listening area, along with an Air Quality Action Day.</p><p>MAPA says an Air Quality Action Day is issued when there are elevated ozone levels. That can cause respiratory difficulties in people with conditions such as asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 13:13:50 +0000 Katie Schubert 15325 at http://kios.org Temperatures top 100 degrees in Omaha metro http://kios.org/post/temperatures-top-100-degrees-omaha-metro <p>Omaha&rsquo;s high temperature reached 102 Wednesday and hot weather is expected the next few days.</p><p>Alegent Health spokeswoman Jodi Hoatson says 12 people were treated in the five hospitals&rsquo; emergency rooms for heat-related illness as of Wednesday evening. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can set in quickly during hot weather unless you take precautions.</p><p>Areas south of the Omaha metro are under a heat advisory Thursday. Lincoln&rsquo;s high temperature also reached 102 Wednesday.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 13:38:07 +0000 Katie Schubert 15248 at http://kios.org Heat prompts Salvation Army to open four cooling centers http://kios.org/post/heat-prompts-salvation-army-open-four-cooling-centers <p>The Salvation Army of Omaha plans to open four cooling centers Monday for residents needing relief from the heat.</p><p>The centers are open from 11 am to 8 pm Monday and Tuesday. They&rsquo;re at the Kroc Center at 28<sup>th</sup> and Y Streets, the North Corps at 24<sup>th</sup> and Pratt, The Council Bluffs Corps, and the Lied Renaissance Center.</p><p>Salvation Army officials say the cooling centers will be open whenever temperatures reach 90 degrees or more for at least two days.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:10:39 +0000 Katie Schubert 14695 at http://kios.org