Information on Lightning Protection in the state of New York
With one of the world's largest concentration of high rise buildings in a city, lightning rods are a common yet typically unnoticed fixture of the architecture. As of 2011, there were 5,937 high rise buildings in New York City alone!
New York recorded 6 lightning related fatalities between 2001-2010 and averages 219,792 cloud to ground lightning strikes annually. Lightning rods and lightning protection systems are important to install on your residence or place of business and are typically not too costly.
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 20, 2015 Lightning was blamed for damaged electronics on the Lower Locks of the Saranac Lakes Chain. The locks are being managed manually until they can be repaired.
Also see How to stay safe during lightning storms