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Weather Disturbance Policy

Be Aware, Take Action, Stay Safe!

Fishers High School Athletics pays great attention to potential weather disturbances and works collaboratively with administrators, city officials, coaches, and athletic trainers to secure the safety of our athletes, coaches, officials, and patrons.

In order to secure this safety, Fishers High School utilizes a lightning alert system and the NFHS guidelines of sight of lightning or sound of thunder.  Once lightning is present within 10 miles of the Fishers High School Campus, lightning is sighted, or thunder is heard, all individuals will be directed to exit the sporting venue and seek shelter in an interior building or the safety of their motor vehicles.  Athletes, coaches, game officials, and patrons will be advised to exit the premises and avoid congregating under bleachers or building awnings. These guidelines will be utilized during game day and practice situations.

Safe to Resume:  Practices and games may resume after an All-Clear has been received from the digital detection system or coaches have allowed 30 minutes to pass following the last sight of lightning or clap of thunder.

For more weather related safety tips, please visit http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/thunderstorm

Know the Difference

Severe Thunderstorm Watch – Severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area. Stay informed and be ready to act if a severe thunderstorm warning is issued.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Severe weather has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar. Warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property.

Note: Every year people are killed or seriously injured by severe thunderstorms despite advance warning. While some did not hear the warning, others heard the warning and did not pay attention to it. The information in this section, combined with timely watches and warnings about severe weather, may help save lives.