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Information on Lightning Protection in the state of Hawaii

On one day in February 2011, the state of Hawaii saw about 21,000 lightning strikes! This particular storm had a lightning bolt that struck a steeple on a church and blew off a section of the roof! It also struck a fishing boat and fried the electronics and left the men on board stranded.

Lightning protection is available for structures and for boats. It is important to remember that there is no place safe outdoors when you hear thunder, if you can hear the thunder; you are close enough to be struck by lightning. If you hear thunder, seek shelter immediately in a substantial building, stay off corded phones, out of the bath or shower and away from electronics and appliances plugged into the wall. It’s recommended that you wait at least 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder to return outdoors.

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