Damage from Lightening Strike Repaired
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Media Contact Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
Park staff spent over 24 hours repairing damage from a significant lightening strike in the Homestead area of Everglades National Park. A complete phone and internet outage impacted some park operations. The main inconvenience to the public was an inability to contact the park by phone or email. The park is pleased to announce that both of these problems have been addressed.
The park remains open with visitor centers and trails open to the public.
Did You Know?
Lightning-ignited fires are a natural part of the Everglades ecosystems. They aid in the recycling of nutrients through the ecosystem.