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The Harrisonburg International Festival is a rain-or-shine event. In case of lightning, a lightning detector will be utilized to determine the proximity of a storm, and the safety concerns of the event. If it flashes on 6-12 miles consistently, then the festival area should be cleared. The festival area should be cleared and the 30-minute count should begin. When there is no lightning detected within 6-12 miles AND it has been 30 minutes since the last strike within 6-12 miles, the activity may resume. Always err on the side of caution when dealing with dangerous weather.