Lightning Warning System

Lightning is a severe hazard that must be viewed seriously. Everyone should immediately seek shelter any time they believe lightning threatens them, even if a signal has not been sounded.

When Lightning is Predicted

  • A 15 second blast of the horn will signal suspension of all activities.
  • A red strobe light will begin flashing and remain flashing until safe conditions return.

You are mandated to immediately seek an appropriate shelter. You may resume activities only after three 5 second blasts of the horn are sounded and the red strobe light stops flashing. If you remain outdoors after the warning is issued, you do so at your own risk!

Lightning Safety Tips


  • High ground areas
  • Light towers
  • Metal fences
  • Mobile phones, radios, PA Systems
  • Open areas
  • Overhead power wires
  • Small, unprotected shelters
  • Tall trees
  • Umbrellas
  • Water


  • Automobiles / Trucks
  • Large buildings
  • Tunnels with no standing water


The warning system monitors the following locations:

  • Cliff Gennarelli Sports Complex
  • Mele Park
  • Paramus Golf Course
  • Paramus Pool
  • Parkway-Plex
  • Reid Park
  • Sirianni Park