Information on Lightning Protection in the state of Nebraska
With almost all of the state lying within Tornado Alley, Nebraska sees many thunder storms. Most of these storms occur in the spring and summer months and precipitation ranges from 31.5" in the east and 13.8" in the panhandle.
The state averages about 736,208 cloud to ground lightning strikes annually and has seen two deaths resulting in injuries sustained from lightning in the past 10 years. With agriculture bring an important part of Nebraska's economy, it is important to remember that the only safe place during a thunderstorm is inside of a substantial building. Use the rule of thirty, stay inside for 30 minutes after the last clasp of thunder. If you must farm, use a tractor with a fully enclosed cab with the windows closed.
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June 3, 2015 A house was struck by lightning in Lincoln, Nebraska causing a devastating fire due to the lightning striking a gas line.
May 05, 2015 911 service in Gage County was knocked out of commission for 3 days due to a lightning strike that hit the police department communication tower in Beatrice, Nebraska. April 03, 2015 A tree was struck by lightning, which caught on fire, and also damaged wiring in their garage near a home in Hastings, Nebraska.
Also see How to stay safe during lightning storms