Information on Lightning Protection in the state of Oklahoma
Wind is not the only thing sweeping across the open plains of Oklahoma; with over 1,000,000 lightning strikes annually. Statistically each person has 50 strikes of lightning less than a mile from them. On any given day in Oklahoma there is on average one cloud to ground lightning strike in the state!
Ordering a lightning protection system for your home, farm buildings, oil storage tanks, salt water disposal tanks, silos or business is the best way to avoid damaged caused by lightning. Remember to plan in advance. If there is a storm approaching, get to a substantial building and do not leave your animals tied up with a metal chain or rope; if possible, get them in a substantial building too.
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.
May 06, 2015 Lightning struck several trees in Oklahoma City knocking out power for several hours.
March 31, 2015: Lightning struck a power substation in Elgin, Oklahoma which knocked out power in Elgin, Fletcher and Sterling until it was rerouted from Cyril the next afternoon. The Elgin power substation will take a week to repair.
March 31, 2015: Lightning started a large grass fire in Okmulgee County that burned over 400 acres. No structures were damaged.
October 28, 2014: Eastern Oklahoma was hammered by lightning storms on Tuesday knocking out power to hundreds in Tulsa. The roof on one condominium was damaged by a lightning stike but it caused no fire.
Also see How to stay safe during lightning storms