Who’s ready to party in the U.S.A? We sure are! Get pumped to celebrate. Before you head out to blow up some fireworks, remember you know have a limited time to light off fireworks. The Omaha City Council has shorten the days for popping fireworks. Residents now have from July 2 to July 4 to light some fireworks. Here’s a list of times you are allowed to discharge fireworks in the following regions:
Omaha: July 2 - July 4, noon to 11 p.m .
Gretna: June 25- July 3 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
July 4th from 10 a.m to midnight.
Ralston: July 25- July 3 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
July 4th from 9 a.m to 11:59 p.m.
Papillion: July 25 to July 3, from 8 a.m to 10 p.m.
July 4th, from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Local events to attend.
For those who are looking for some classic and exciting Fourth of July fun. Check out a list of events you can take the whole family to enjoy!
How to dispose of fireworks without harming the enviroment
Although fireworks bring beautiful sights, they can also be extremely dangerous. In 2017, there were over 12,000 individuals injured by the fireworks and required medical attention. Don’t let yourself or one of your kids be one of them this year. Here’s how you and your family can stay safe during this celebration.
Use fireworks in open areas.
You want to keep everyone safe when lighting fireworks. Be sure to choose an open area that is safe for people to see and not get hit by fireworks. Also, areas should be clear of flammable materials, like grassy areas, homes or cars.
When it comes to lighting fireworks, always watch teens. Children should not be allowed to burn them. Always have a responsible adult looking over their displays.
Be sure to light all the fireworks by the end of the night. You should avoid having to store them. They can be dangerous to store in your home, sheds or garages. Fireworks contain large amounts of pollutants that can be harmful to the environment if left in nature. These pollutants can make their way into our water systems and have horrible effects to our ecosystem.
Be sure to soak the used fireworks in water for at least 15 minutes. Place them in a plastic bag and place them in a metal trash bin. Dispose the water down your toilet. DO NOT dump the water in your yard or storm drains.
Be sure to have a have and safe Fourth of July from your friends at Lynch Storage!