Lightning Rod Protection in the State of 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 and Indiana reports 5 annual deaths related to lightning.
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 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.
Lightning Strike News
July 19, 2015: Lightning struck a barn, in Webster, Indiana, which was completely destroyed by the resulting fire.
June 25, 2015: Lightning is being blamed for a fire that severely damaged a two story home in Indianapolis, Indiana.
June 25, 2015: Lightning was blamed for stricking a home in McCordsville, Indiana, which virtually exploded the roof and shattered windows. No one was hurt but the home received extensive damage.
September 02, 2014: A home was damaged by a lightning strike in Westfield, Ind. The fire was located within the walls so it took about 30 minutes to put it out.
November 7, 2014: The Peru, Indiana, fire department was struck by lightning again. It was struck 5 times previously. Could it be because it’a a steel building with a steel roof and a 100 foot tower in the back and the building is located near the Wabash river? This strike knocked out their radios, security systems, sprinklers, heating system and computers. Apparently the building wasn’t grounded enough due to the proximity to the river.