The National Weather Service, National Lightning Safety Institute and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association are three of several groups that recommend evacuation of indoor pools when the threat of lightning exists. At the urging of the Chautauqua County Health Dept, we adhere to a policy of closing the Turner pool and C.I.’s beaches whenever we first hear thunder or see lightning. The pool/beach remain closed until we have a period of 30 minutes without hearing thunder or seeing lightning again.
At present, the Turner pool is closed. Given today’s weather forecast that includes high temperatures in the low 60’s and periodic thundershowers, Children’s Beach will remain closed today, July 2.