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Beat the Heat: Local Resources to Help You Stay Cool

An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect in Jackson County through Thursday, July 7.
According to the National Weather Service, our area will experience dangerously hot conditions, with heat index values up to 108 degrees, from now until Thursday afternoon.
If you need a place to escape the heat or help staying cool, here’s a quick guide to finding hot-weather resources around Jackson County.
  • Need transportation to a cooling center or shelter located outside of RideKC? OATS Transit offers low-cost rides in Blue Springs, Grain Valley, and Lee’s Summit to those eligible. Call them a day in advance at 816-380-7433 or 1-800-480-6287.

If you know someone who could benefit from these resources, please pass this information on! Everyone deserves to be safe and cool throughout the summer.