The Inter County follows the Ontario Baseball Guidelines with regards to Thunder and Lightening. Please become familiar with the directions below.
When thunder roars, GO INDOORS!
If you can hear thunder, you can get hit by lightning. Take shelter immediately. If you cannot find a sturdy, fully enclosed building with wiring and plumbing, get into a metal-roofed vehicle. Stay inside for 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder.
Direct strikes are responsible for only 5% of lightning-related deaths and injuries. Two other types of hazardous phenomena are caused by lightning. Ground current and side flash account for 60 to 80% of lightning-related injuries and deaths. A ground current is set up when lightning hits the ground, spreads out and sends a current through a victim. Side splash occurs when lightning hits a tall object, travels partly down the object and then jumps to a nearby victim.
The link below is available for viewing or downloading by clicking on it:
Lightning Safety and Preparedness Fact Sheet
The link below provides a short video on how to prepare prior to a game starting in storm conditions:
Video: Lightning Safety on the Field
The following link provides information around lightening and Lightening Safety