The Columbus area will be experiencing dangerous heat indexes for much of the week. The city of Columbus invites anyone who needs a place to cool off to please take refuge from the heat at the Community Center at 161 N. Dickason Blvd., an air-conditioned facility. The center will be open in the evenings today through Saturday from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m. The Columbus Public Library and Senior Center also offer a cool place during normal hours of operation. Please stay safe and hydrated in this hot weather.