Lightning Rod Protection in the State of Mississippi
Not only are there lots of “S’s” in Mississippi, but there are also lots of lightning strikes. With an average of 18 cloud-to-ground strikes a year per square mile, there is an average of 856,384 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes annually. In the past 50 years, lightning has killed 104 people in Mississippi!
The most common places that people are struck by lightning are: open fields, in or around water, operating heavy machinery, seeking shelter under trees, talking on a corded phone, and using electrical appliances.
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.
June 26, 2015: A lightning strike is being blamed for striking a home in Flowood Mississippi. Fire damage was limited to the attic.