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?
Mermaid sightings have been reported by sailors throughout history who often blamed the part-woman, part-fish beings for leading them astray. But folklore experts believe that what those sailors were seeing were not mermaids, but rather air-breathing manatees, or their dugong relatives.