Omaha: Warnings and Dangers
Omaha is generally a safe city but, like any other city, it has bad neighborhoods. Know what dangers to look out for when visiting this city and use caution.
Midwesterners know the weather can change on a dime. Being Nebraska is one of the states in “tornado alley”, it’s a good idea to know what to do in the event of an emergency. Even if a tornado doesn’t form, weather can be brutal sometimes with heavy winds, severe thunderstorms and snow storms. Always be prepared for the worst.
Warnings and Potential Dangers
Panhandlers – Omaha has its share of panhandlers but most are not pushy. If you’re uncomfortable with it, just walk by or alter your path slightly to avoid contact. You should not find a problem with the panhandlers you see, but do be aware that they are about the downtown area, including the Old Market.
Travel through Omaha
The Greyhound station is at 1601 Jackson St. and layovers are about an hour. Like any bus station, during your wait be careful and aware of your surroundings. If driving, watch out for strange traffic patterns, especially on Dodge and Farnam Streets, where the flow of traffic changes during the time of day. (Look above your lane, if there is a big red X above you, you could be involved in a head-on collision). Also look for the “No Right Turn” signs that will light up at certain intersections. They are there for a reason.
As a general rule, if you feel uneasy, trust your instincts, use common sense and you should have a fun and enjoyable stay in Omaha.
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