Coconut Creek Little League Baseball: Safety

Did you know.....
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The average lightening stroke is 6 miles long.....
The average thunderstorm is 6 to 10 miles wide.....
The average thunderstorm travels at a rate of 25 miles per hour....
On average, thunder can only be heard over a distance of 3-4 miles, depending on humidity, terrian and other factors......
Once the leading edge of a thunderstorm approaches to within 10 miles, you are at immediate risk due to the possibility of lightening strokes coming from the overhanging anvil cloud.....

Thunderstorms cause an average of 200 deaths and 700 injuries in the U.S. alone each year.

To help avert tragedies the City Has installed ThorGaurd lightning prediction systems at all of its parks. Please heed their warning.

Lightning Warnings

When the ThorGuard Lightning Prediction System horn sounds, (which will be a 15 second horn blast) the following procedure shall be followed: Clear all outdoor facilities of all patrons and outdoor employees. Wait in your vehicles until the all clear signal sounds (3 short horn blasts).

** T-Ball & Coach Pitch Instructional Divisions: wait in your cars for 20 minutes after the warning horn has sounded. If the all clear has not sounded after 20 minutes, the coaches will call the game and advise the players. (Coaches may agree to continue this game at either teams next practice)
         
** Upper Divisions: If the all-clear warning signal has not been heard in a reasonable amount of time, it is the UMPIRES decision if and when the game play will be suspended. It is also up to the umpires to decided on the reasonable amount of time that the teams shall wait before the game is suspended.


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The 2003 Coconut Creek Little League Safety Manual is now Online at creekbaseball.com

CLICK HERE to check it out!