Information on Lightning Protection in the state of Delaware
On August 21,2011 three structure fires were reported between 6 and 8pm. According to the State Fire Marshal, the fires were caused by lightning. Two of the fires were in Georgetown, DE and the other one was in Milton, DE. The State Fire Marshal estimated that a total of $75,000 in damages was done. By having lightning rods installed by a certified installer or under the supervision of a certified installer, you are greatly increasing your chances in protecting your structure from the damages caused by lightning.
KLP, Kuefler Lightning Protection, is a distributor of lightning protection systems and grounding 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.
Another type of electrostatic discharge is known as cloud-to-cloud or CC lightning. Here the discharge takes place between two different clouds. CG lightning or cloud-to-ground lightning is a type where electrostatic discharge takes place between cloud and ground. There is a type of lightning which is known as Positive Giant. This type of lightning is known for hitting ground at a distance of 20 miles from the storm.
Here is some lightning off the Delaware Bridge!