Lightning Rod Protection in the State of Louisiana
Hurricanes are not the only weather issue in Louisiana that you need to worry about. In the past 50 years, 138 people have been killed by lightning alone in Louisiana. In the past 3 years, two people have been killed, and 11 injured. According to NOAA, there is an average of 942,128 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes in Louisiana annually. It has the 7th most lightning fatalities in the US!
Historically, lightning is not common during hurricanes, but as sensors become more technically advanced, they are finding that lightning is more common during hurricanes than previously thought. You may want to consider lightning rods for the peace of mind knowing that your structure is protected from lightning.
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.
August 04, 2015 A duplex was struck by lightning which started an attic fire in Batton Rouge, Lousiana.
July 30, 2015 Lightning stuck the roof of a home in Carencro, Lousiana causing a fire and destroying the electronics in the house.
June 27, 2015 A home in Youngsville, Louisiana was struck by lightning which passed through the circuits causing a severe fire.
November 17, 2015 A lightning strike on a nearby tree is suspected of being the cause of a fire that burned down the New Hope Baptist Church, an historic church built in 1917, in Franklin Parish, Louisiana.
Also see How to stay safe during lightning storms