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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?


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.