The Salvation Army in the Kansas City area has announced its community centers are open as cooling shelters from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17.
The area is under an excessive heat warning from 1 p.m. today through Saturday evening.
The Salvation Army has a community center at 6723 State Ave. in Kansas City, Kansas. ( https://twitter.com/SalArmyMoKan)
The YMCAs in Greater Kansas City also will be open to the community from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, according to an announcement on the YMCA website. Anyone may come into the YMCA facilities during these hours. ( https://kansascityymca.org/ )
Guests should bring a photo ID and check in at the Welcome Center when they arrive, according to the website. Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Teens 16 and older may visit unaccompanied by an adult.
The Providence-Ball Family Center YMCA is located at 86th and Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kansas.
The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Libraries also are open to the public today through the evening. Those who go to the library are asked to participate in a library activity, such as reading. Sleeping is not allowed in the library.
The Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., is open until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. For other locations and hours, visit www.kckpl.org.