Published: May 20, 2013 11:12 PM EDT

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla.- In an effort to enhance the current Lightning Prediction System at Sanibel parks, audible horns were added to the system on Monday at two locations - Community Park, located at 2231 Periwinkle Way, and the Ball Field Complex, located at 3840 Sanibel Captiva Road.

The system will now have two warning mechanisms as a storm is approaching - a visual warning (orange flashing strobes) and an audible warning (horn will sound once for 15 seconds for "red alert" and will sound for three times for 5 seconds for "all clear").The system will be operational from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Prior to the additional installation of the horns, City Staff worked with J.N.Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Staff as well as the Director of the City of Sanibel Natural Resources Department to observe wildlife during system tests and there were no noted effects or disruptions on wildlife.