Information on Lightning Protection in the state of Connecticut
With only Rhode Island being smaller in size Connecticut ranks number 36 in the US when it comes to cloud to ground lightning strikes (22,763 cloud to ground lightning strikes in 2011), but ranks number 4 in population density (739 people per square mile) all within its 5,543 square miles.
Next time you go to Hartford, take a look at the Capital Building. Lightning rods and a lightning protection system are in place and they are hardly noticeable.
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.
September 6, 2014 lightning struck a Norwalk, Connecticut church steeple and caused a fire, however it was quickly put out by firefighters using a ladder truck.
Also see How to stay safe during lightning storms