Information on Lightning Protection in the state of Ohio
With 12 lightning related deaths from 2001-2010, Ohio ranks in the top ten for lightning related fatalities in the US and ranks in the top 30 for deaths per million residents. Ohio sees on average 422,822 cloud to ground lightning strikes annually! That’s an average of 10.7 strikes per square mile which puts it in the top 20 US states!
With manufacturing a large part of Ohio’s economy, and many people working in large buildings more and more lightning rods are being installed in the state. Not only for the safety of the structures but for the workers within. Having a lightning rod system installed by a certified installer will help your building withstand the devastating effects of lightning!
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.
May 30, 2015: A lightning strike is the likely cause of a school fire in Chesterland, Ohio, with many fire crews fighting the blaze.
May 30, 2015: A home was struck by lightning in Brecksville, Ohio, causing a fire which did extensive damage to the attic.
April 3, 2015: Lightning stuck a home and caused a fire in the attic in Anderson Township, Ohio.