Information Lightning Protection in the state of Virginia
In the past three years, eleven people have been injured by lightning in Virginia and one person died of injuries sustained by a lightning strike in Virginia. With numerous, irreplaceable buildings and monuments important to American history lightning protection is an important addition to the structures.
Virginia averages 344,702 cloud to ground lightning strikes annually. That, along with 8.6 strikes on average per square mile help Virginia rank in the top half of the country in lightning strike density.
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.
June 14, 2015 A lightning strike and the resulting fire destroyed a small barn and caused minor damage to a home near Suffolk, Virginia.
July 11, 2015 Several structures were damaged by lightning strikes during a thunderstorm in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia.
June 20, 2015 Lightning was blamed for a roof fire at Wendy's restaurant in Henrico, VA.
June 19, 2015 An attic of a home in Fairfax County, Virginai, caught on fire after a lightning strike to the roof, but was quickly put out by firefighters.
September 3, 2014: lightning stuck and damaged a home in Rivergate, a gated lake community in Goochland County, VA. The home was valued at over a million dollars.
Also see How to stay safe during lightning storms