Information on Lightning Protection in the State of Texas
Lightning in Texas has killed 34 people in the last nine years. It has also caused 184 injuries and almost $23,000,000 (est.) in damage. In 2010 alone, lightning killed 2 people in Texas and injured 13! Thunderstorms in Texas are a common especially in the eastern and northern portions of the state.
Compared to hurricanes and winter storms, thunder storms are relatively small in Texas: the average thunderstorm is 15 miles in diameter and lasts about 30 minutes.
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July 2, 2015 Lightning struck the chimney of a home in Lakesite, Texas, causing an attic fire as well as the back of the home burning.
May 30, 2015 Lightning is being blamed for a fire that destroyed a home near Haslet, TX, which is a total loss.
May 30, 2015 Lightning struck the roof of a home in San Antonio, Texas, which resulted in an attic fire, doing extensive damage before it was extinguished.
May 23, 2015 A house fire in the attic resulted from a lightning strike in Round Rock, Texas.
January 03, 2015 Lightning in North Texas knocked out the power to a lift station that was pumping raw sewage over a hill which resulted in a spill of sewage into Spring Creek.
September 17, 2014 An oil tank was hit with a lightning strike in Baytown, Texas, which destroyed two tanks containing over 1,000 barrels of crude oil. No one was injured. The fire was allowed to burn itself out.
Also see How to stay safe during lightning storms