Lightening Strike disrupts phone and internet access
Contact: Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Media Contact Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
All phones and internet access are down in park facilities located in the Homestead area of Everglades National Park. This outage was caused by a direct lightening strike to park communications equipment. Staff are working to restore service to these facilities as soon as possible. It is anticipated the outage could last up to 48 hours.
The park remains open with visitor centers and trails open to the public. Please check our social media links or park internet for updates.
Did You Know?
Limestone is the porous, sedimentary rock you see in the Everglades. These rocks are made of calcium and contain fossils of sea life, evidence of ancient seas that once covered the area. The limestone aquifer under the Everglades acts as the principal water recharge area for all of south Florida.