Kenosha County Sheriff's Office addresses security ahead of Country Thunder Music Festival
KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- People are getting ready for Country Thunder Music Festival which swings into full gear Thursday in Twin Lakes.
One topic on the minds of officials is security.
Organizers of the festival have had a number of security concerns over the past few years including an allegation of sexual assault.
Just last year, a woman was hit by a bolt of lightning when storms came through.
On Wednesday, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth spoke from their command center at the festival site. He says they're taking extra precautions this year.
"As soon as we find out, we alert the management, the management puts it out on the stage, the management puts it out on the website, and we get to as many different places as we can," Sheriff Beth said.
Country Thunder runs July 18 through July 21 at the Concert Bowl in Twin Lakes.