Lightning Protection: Alabama
In 2019 alone, lightning is a common occurrence in Alabama with an average of almost 16 strikes per square mile annually. Thunderstorms with hail and lightning are common in the state. The southern part of the state averages 70 to 80 days a year of thunderstorms where the northern portion of the state
Increasingly, new and existing structures are having lightning protection systems installed to protect lives and property.
KLP, Kuefler Lightning Protection, is a distributor of lightning protection systems and equipment, offering a full line of UL Listed Lightning Protection System Materials that meet the lightning protection standards of UL96A, NFPA-780 and LPI-175, etc. We offer Direct Sales. 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.
Lightning Facts: Alabama
Childersburg, Alabama: Lightning Grave of Bill Cosper: William Yeldell Cosper was struck by lightning on his front porch, lived, then was struck by lightning again and died. He was buried, then his tombstone was struck by lightning and destroyed. His family erected a new tombstone… which was also destroyed by lightning. The family gave up and left the small pile of rubble to mark Bill’s grave.
A lightning bolt has a temperature of roughly 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which around 5 times hotter than Sun‘s surface.
A picture of some lightning striking off Alabama’s Gulf Coast: