The parks listed at the end of this safety message are equipped with a lightning detection system.
If a siren sounds & a strobe light is on, lightning is in the area. Take appropriate action to ensure your safety! The strobe light remains on during the detection. When the siren sounds & the strobe light is off, it is then safe to return to the park area.
Weather conditions change momentarily. This system is not a total protection plan. Please use common sense.
This is a safety message from the Franklin Lakes Recreation and Parks Department
Municipal Park Complex - DeKorte Drive A. Soccer/Lacrosse Fields B. Baseball Fields
Tommy John Softball Field - DeKorte Drive
Pulis Turf Complex - Pulis Ave
For further info on our lightning system visit www.wxline.com
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times each year. While lightning mostly occurs during the summer months, it can happen at any time of the year.
Talk with your family about staying safe during thunderstorms. Here are just a few lightning safety tips that the NWS offers if you are indoors:
According to the NWS, if you are outside during a storm it is important to get inside a small building or vehicle. You are NOT safe outdoors, but if you absolutely cannot get to safety, follow these tips to slightly lessen the threat of being struck by lightning: