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Thor Guard

For Your Information and Safety... Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System

The Thor Guard equipment is lightning "prediction" technology that measure the likelihood of lightning even with no visible evidence of a lightning flash. It is intended to provide an early warning of a potential lightning strike.

Thor Guard's base unit is on the roof of the Soccer Federation's building at Lippold Park. Satellite units are placed on the roof of Lippold Park Family Golf Center and Main Beach. At West Beach, the strobe is hanging under the eve on the northwest corner of the building (beach side).

 

Thor GuardWhen it senses the potential for a lightning strike-THOR GUARD will sound a 15 second siren and the strobe light on top of the unit will go off. The strobe light stays on as long as there is danger of a potential strike. Everyone must seek shelter immediately in a building or non-convertible automobile.

When the potential for lightning has passed- THOR GUARD sounds three (3) blasts of the siren and the strobe light turns off. This may be as soon as 10 minutes after the system has gone off.

 

When the THOR GUARD sounds the warning siren and the strobe light is on:

  1. All activities will stop immediately.
  2. It is recommended that park patrons seek shelter in their cars (with the windows rolled up) or in a building. Patrons should avoid areas that are higher than the surrounding landscape, they should not use a tree for shelter, and they should keep away from metal objects such as bicycles, golf clubs, fences, umbrellas, etc.
  3. Even if the weather appears not to be threatening, everyone should seek shelter. People have been struck, in the past, by a bolt out of the blue. A bolt out of the blue is one that strikes when the sky is clear.
  4. Remain in the shelter until the THOR GUARD sounds three blasts of the siren and the strobe light turns off, signaling the all-clear.

CAUTION

The THOR GUARD System helps assess the conditions. Neither the signal nor the system is intended to guarantee that conditions are safe. If the weather is threatening and no warning signal is heard or seen, use good judgement and take shelter. Do not wait for the warning signal to activate, as the warning system can malfunction.



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