Lightning Rod Protection in the State of Georgia
With an average of 815,836 cloud-to-ground lightning flashes in the state annually, Georgia has the distinction of being the #1 state, 3 years in a row as of 2015, for lightning related fires. Most of of those fires could have been prevented with a proper lightning protection system installed.
Georgia typically has 3 deaths per year as a result of lightning. 2010 was no exception with 3 dead and 18 injured. According to NOAA, two of the fatalities was one male and one female taking shelter under trees, and one female walking home. Two deaths were in Austell and the other in McDonough.
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July 3, 2015 Lee County's 400 foot radio tower was struck by lightning which shortened the range of radio signals until a new part is installed.
June 19, 2015 Lightning was blamed for a fire that damaged a home in Snellville, Alabama.
September 04, 2014 A Kroger gas station in Paulding County, GA., was hit by a lightning strike that damaged the cement just a few feet from one of their gas pumps.
September 01, 2014 A lightning strike hit 3 homes in Atlanta Georgia, on Labor Day. One home was destroyed and 2 others damaged. Several power poles and trees were also damaged.
Also see How to stay safe during lightning storms