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KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN THE LIGHTNING DETECTORS ARE ACTIVATED.
The Cottonwood Park is equipped with a lightning detection system. The system is comprised of two alerts - an audible alert that sounds at the first detection of lightning in the area, and a visible strobe light to indicate lightning in the area.
If the lightning detection siren sounds, it means that lightning has been detected within 10 miles of Cottonwood Park.
Once the siren sounds, all fields/dugouts must be cleared. No players, parents, coaches or officials are allowed to remain in the park during a lightning event. Parents are encouraged to take players to cars for safety during any lightning delays.
Events will remain in a "lightning delay" for 30 minutes following any lightning detection. After 30 minutes, assuming no additional lightning activity, a siren will sound to give the "all clear". At this time players/coaches may take the fields and games may resume.
If lightning strikes during the 30 minute delay, the 30 minute clock will start over and and so on for every lightning strike thereafter. LEAYSA Baseball will ultimately make a decision whether to remain in a delay or postpone/cancel games in progress. That will be determined by where game status currently is at time of stoppage. Please refer to page 8 of LEAYSA Baseball Rules & Regulations regarding Game Interruptions, https://www.leaysa.com/documents.
If you arrive at Cottonwood Park and the detector strobe light is flashing, then it means we are in a lightning delay time. The siren may have sounded prior to your arrival. Coaches and players should not take the field if the strobe light is activated, but should instead wait for the all clear siren.