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Citrus County Board of County Commissioners approved a seven-year lease agreement with Earth Networks for a Lightning Detection Alert System

Lightning Detection Alert System

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on October 14, 2020

Citrus County Board of County Commissioners approved a seven-year lease agreement with Earth Networks for a Lightning Detection Alert System, which includes nine locations, for a total annual cost of $15,575.00.  The installation of computerized units in identified parks was completed in May 2020.

Citrus County Parks completes installation of Lightning Detection Alert System

The lightning detection and alert system is automated and customizable by Parks and Recreation staff with capabilities to define a set of parameters for alerts and all-clear notifications, hours of operations, coverage area, and distance of approaching severe weather for identified County parks, athletic facilities, and other outdoor venues. 

The system includes both horn units and strobe lights with 360 degrees of audible and visual coverage to notify citizens on-site and in the area.  E-mail alerts are also sent to identify County staff with updates on both lightning strikes and severe weather. 

Locations:

Bicentennial Park: 501 N Baseball Point, Crystal River, FL 34429 

Central Ridge District Park: 6905 N Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34465

Floral Park: 9530 S Parkside Avenue, Floral City, FL 34436

Fort Island Gulf Beach: 16000 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429

Hernando Beach: 3650 E Lake Place, Hernando, FL 34442

Holden Park: 4229 S Rainbow Drive, Inverness, FL 34452

Homosassa Area Recreation Park: 4210 S Grandmarch Avenue, Homosassa, FL 34446

Lecanto Community Park: 3505 W Education Path, Lecanto, FL 34461

Wesley Jones Park: 2510 W Castania Drive, Citrus Springs, FL 34434

For more information, please phone 352-527-7540.

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