Lightning Protection: Indiana
The Hoosier state has its fair share of lightning and severe weather. Being one of the most tornado prone states in the Union, Indiana sees 504,053 cloud to ground lightning strikes annually.
With manufacturing being the one of the highest forms of income for the state, there are more and more lightning protection systems being installed for the protection of the workers and material. Agriculture is also an important industry for the state. If you must farm in a thunderstorm, you should use a tractor that has a fully enclosed cab with the windows closed. If you do not have one available, you should seek shelter immediately and wait 30 minutes from the last clap of thunder before returning.
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.
There is something known as Ball Lightning. These look like spherical luminous balls and appear during thunderstorms. They can be stationary or they can actually travel fast or slow. Ball Lightning may be quiet or they can actually produce a crackling or hissing sound. Sometimes, they just fade away within seconds or minutes or they can disappear suddenly with a very loud bang.
Here is some Central Indiana lightning action!