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    Everglades

    National Park Florida

Damage from Lightening Strike Repaired

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Date: August 19, 2011
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?

White-tailed Deer

Over forty species of mammals inhabit Everglades National Park. Though they often utilize drier habitats, many are also adapted to the semi-aquatic habitats of the Everglades. White-tailed Deer can often be seen wading through the sawgrass prairies.