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Infirmation on Lightning Protection in South Dakota

With 23 lightning related fatalities in the last 50 years, South Dakota is ranked in the top twenty states for lightning fatalities per population. It also ranks number 32 in the US for cloud to ground lightning strikes with 386,322, and with 77,116 square miles in South Dakota that works out to an average of 5 strikes per square mile.

With much of the state being covered by rolling grasslands, lightning strikes often cause grass fires. Like North Dakota, the discovery of oil has brought more and more lightning protection to the state. Oil companies are taking proactive steps to avoid lightning related damages to their facilities.

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.

Also see How to stay safe during lightning storms