Some system updates and repairs need to be done to the lightning detection system in our parks which will not get completed until early next year. Until this is completed, the system will be offline.
In the meantime, if you have an activity occurring outdoors and there happens to be a storm in the area, use the 30-minute rule. If you see lightning or hear thunder, get everyone to a safe shelter and begin a 30-minute countdown. Each time you see lightning or hear thunder, the countdown begins fresh at 30 minutes. Once 30 minutes goes by without seeing lightning or hearing thunder, you may return back to your activity.
Please get word out to any coaches or league officials this may affect.
Once the system is repaired, we will let you know.
Theodore R. Ernst, Director
Department of Recreation
1996 Recreation Way
Marlboro, NJ 07746