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Stetson University implements lightning warning system

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Stetson University has added a new lightning warning system to ensure the safety of its students.

The system monitors electric currents in the air.

When it detects a lightning strike within 2 ½ miles from the school, it will sound a 15-second siren to alert everyone to head inside.

Then, three 5-second siren blasts will signal when the coast is clear.