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Archive for Friday, July 15, 2011

Public buildings open this weekend for residents to escape heat

July 15, 2011

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Northeast Kansas is under an excessive heat warning until Tuesday evening. With heat indices expected to reach about 110 degrees this weekend, residents should remember to take extra precautions to avoid heat illnesses. Wearing light, loose-fitting clothing, keeping well-hydrated and staying in an air-conditioned place will help reduce the harmful effects of the high temperatures.

For residents without air conditioning, Douglas County Emergency Management recommends that residents visit one of these public buildings to get a break from the heat.

Lawrence

  • Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday
  • Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
  • East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St.: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
  • Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St.: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
  • South Park Recreation Center, 1141 Mass.: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday

Eudora

  • Eudora Public Library, 14 E. 9th St.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; Closed Sunday
  • Eudora Community Building, 1630 Elm St.: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (building is staffed until 7 p.m.); 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (building is staffed until 7 p.m.)

Baldwin City

  • Baldwin City Library, 800 7th St.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; Closed Sunday

Comments

Dayna Lee 2 years, 9 months ago

I work at Dillon's at 6th and Lawrence Ave. I promise the AC is working great. Ideally we want you to buy something, but there are always great people to talk to and escape the heat!

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irvan moore 2 years, 9 months ago

i think it's great to have buildings people can cool off in but it would be nice if they were open other than their normal business hours

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moot 2 years, 9 months ago

i went to the library yesterday. i was in the basement area trying to find a book about north korea. i noticed many homeless people enjoying the cool air inside the building. it is great that one can go to the library to cool off.

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Liberty275 2 years, 9 months ago

Cool The people can stay comfortable as congress heats up. It will make watching the bedlam more fun.

It's also cool because I understand this heat can be deadly (though to the disappointment of my detractors, I work in and don't mind the 100 degree weather).

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