Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Key Biscayne Parks and Recreation Protects Its Citizens from Severe Weather

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Key Biscayne Parks and Recreation Protects Its Citizens from Severe Weather

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Lightning and severe weather is a concern for most park and recreation directors, but in Florida, where lightning persists all year round, it is critical. Key Biscayne Parks and Recreation began its search for a lightning protection system in 2011 after lightning strikes on Florida's beaches injured and killed several people.

Solution: Real-Time Weather Info

After exploring all the available solutions, Key Biscayne Parks and Recreation chose a comprehensive severe weather and lightning detection system from Earth Networks to protect its beach park, village green, community center, pool and school athletic fields. Five horns are installed throughout the community to audibly and visibly alert the public when lightning approaches the vicinity. In addition, a powerful weather visualization dashboard enables park and recreation staff, the fire department, police and schools to track storms and activate public safety plans with extended lead times. …

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