Lightning Protection: 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, 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.
Lightning without a thunder is impossible. This is because, thunder is actually the sound created by lightning. Light travels faster than sound and that’s why lightning strike can be seen first and then the thunder can be heard. It is because of this speed difference between light and sound that it is actually possible to calculate the distance of storm.
Here is some lightning striking in a city in Hawaii!