The Village of Romeoville has installed a Thor-Guard Lightning Prediction System, which detects the potential for lightning in the area. This system has been placed at Village Park, Volunteer Park, Wesglen Park and Century Park, and will notify participants on the playing field of the threat of lightning.
If such a threat occurs, a 15-second outdoor horn will blast to warn those outdoors to seek shelter immediately. A strobe light will also begin flashing inside the Recreation Center near the reception area, as well as on the sensor-poles at park locations listed above.
When danger of lightning no longer exists, an outdoor horn will blast three times for five-seconds and all of the strobe lights will cease. These measures have been taken to protect those on the playing fields during inclement weather. This system will be active from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. for the parks that have lighted sport fields. For the parks that do not have lighted sport fields, they will shut off at 8 p.m.
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