Click Here To Download East Bay Little League (EBLL) has the THOR GUARD lightning prediction system in operation. This system is state-of -the-art and is very sophisticated. It warns when the atmosphere is capable of producing lightning strikes. It is far superior to the hand held and other detection warning devices. It may activate when there is no audible or visible lightning activity as it can predict in advance when lightning is imminent. The system may not activate when lightning is seen by the naked eye. More information on this system is available at: http://www.thorguard.com/
When the alert horn activates all activities in the EBLL portions of Vance Vogel Park are to cease immediately and all persons are to seek safe shelter. All areas of the park are subject to a lightning strike not just the playing fields. The alert horn is one long 15 second blast that can be heard throughout the park. It is followed by a flashing strobe light on the roof of the concession building. An amber strobe light also on the concession roof will continue to flash for the duration of the alert. The amber light indicates to those arriving to the park after the horn has already sounded, that the system is in alert and conditions are unsafe.
When the system determines conditions are safe. It sounds 3 short blasts and the amber light is turned off. Depending on conditions this could occur quickly or could last for an extended period.
The only safe shelter at EBLL is inside the portable building or the concession office. Both have very limited capacity. Thus, players, coaches and families will need to seek shelter in a safe vehicle during the alert. A safe vehicle is a hard-top car, SUV, van, truck, etc. A soft top convertible is not considered safe. When seeking shelter in a vehicle ensure all doors are closed and windows rolled up. Do not touch metal surfaces.
Unsafe shelters at EBLL are dugouts, sheds, covered bleachers, and the pavilion in front of concession.