Lightning Detection System

The Hampshire Township Park District and the Village of Hampshire have installed a Lightning warning system at the following parks: Ream, Ruth and Seyller.

Lightning is a severe hazard that must be viewed seriously. Everyone should immediately seek shelter any time they believe lightning threatens them, even if a signal has NOT been sounded!

You will be warned by our Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System, which sounds ONE 15 second blast of the horn signaling suspension of activities (if equipped, a strobe light will begin flashing and remain flashing until safe conditions return). You should immediately seek an appropriate, safe shelter.

You may resume activities only after THREE 5 second blasts of the horn are sounded and the strobe light, if equipped, stops flashing.

If you remain outdoors after the warning is issued, you do so at your own risk!!!!