Information on Lightning Rod Protection in the State of Tennessee
Farm land in the west and the Great Smokey Mountains in the east and 42,143square miles, Tennessee is the 36th largest state in the Union. The birth place of country music gets, on average, 50 inches of rain a year.
From 1990-2003, 16 people were killed by lightning, which puts Tennessee in the top 20 for lightning related fatalities. Tennessee averages 597,751 cloud to ground lightning strikes which averages to 13.8 strikes per mile! Remember when you hear thunder, seek shelter in a substantial building, preferably a building with lightning rods installed.
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June 20, 2015 Lightning stuck a local substation and caused an outage that affected about 1,000 customers in Maryville, Tennessee.
March 31, 2015 A home in Savannah, Tennessee was struck by lightning and burned to the ground by the time firefighters arrived.
August 2014 The Trinity Church of the Nazarene in Nashville, Tennessee, was struck by lightning which severely damaged the sanctuary and it may have to be torn down. It was also struck in 2012 but only the Steeple was damaged that time.
Also see How to stay safe during lightning storms