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Lightning Prediction System installed on Sanibel

By Staff | Jun 15, 2009

Last week, the City of Sanibel announced that a new Lightning Prediction System has been installed at the Recreation Center, Tennis Courts, Ball Fields, Pavilion School Complex and at Sanibel Community Park on Periwinkle Way.

The Lightning Prediction System signals the danger of nearby lightning with a strobe light. If the strobe light flashes, all surrounding outdoor areas must be cleared immediately. The strobe lights are located at the different sites in areas that can be easily seen by facility users. It is only safe to return once the strobe light has stopped flashing.

Signs explaining the Lightning Prediction System use for the public are placed in visible areas at each facility. You will note on the signs that there are “safe places to seek for shelter” and “unsafe places to avoid” when the system has been activated due to the threat of lightning. Please review these designated areas in advance and follow the recommended procedures.

The City of Sanibel Recreation Department asks that you share this information with any users, volunteers, participants, employees or spectators from your organization or program activity.

Thank you very much for following the safety guidelines as listed on the Lightning Detection signs. If you have any questions, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345.

The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information, call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit our Web site at www.mysanibel.com.

Source: City of Sanibel