Lightning Protection in the State of Kentucky
Kentucky averages between 40-55 days of thunderstorms with an average of over 13 cloud to ground lightning strikes per square mile each year! Every year in Kentucky at least one person is injured by lightning.
People in Kentucky have been installing lightning rods on their stables and barns for many years due to the damaging effects of lightning. Having a certified lightning protection installer install your lightning protection system will give you the ease of mind that your system was installed correctly.
KLP offers a full line of UL Listed Lightning Protection System Materials that meet or exceed the criteria set forth by UL96A, NFPA 780 and LPI-175. Give us a call today at 800-370-5886 to see how we can assist you in the design, installation, maintenance and inspection of your system.
June 26, 2015 Lightning is being blamed for a fire that burned down a home in Madison County, Kentucky. There was also a lack of water pressure in the fire hydrants. The fire also destroyed an award winning '96 Corvette.
June 26, 2015 The 351 foot tall Jefferson Davis monument in Louisville, KY was struck by lightning, causing minor damage, even though it was equipped with a lightning rod and has been struck before.
June 25, 2015 Lightning sparked a fire in an unoccupied home in Florence, Kentucky which destroyed the home. April 3, 2015 Lightning struck a chimney and exploded it, and started a fire in the roof of a gymnasium in Louisville, Kentucky.
April 3, 2015: A lightning strike is believed to have caused a 6 alarm fire at GE's Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky. The building was completely destroyed.
Also see How to stay safe during lightning storms