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Lightning safety for ball fields/outdoor parks

At the first signs of lightning or thunder, leave the ball field or park.  Go to your vehicle and take shelter there with the windows rolled up.

  • AVOID the rain and sun shelters and the dugout areas.  These are not safe from lightning.
  • AVOID going underneath trees. 
  • AVOID metal fences, gates, and tall light poles and power poles.

Wait 30 minutes after the last observed lightning or thunder before you leave shelter.

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