Lightning Protection: Ontario, Canada
With the thunderstorm season peaking in the summer, Ontario averages 34 days of thunderstorms and has the most lightning strikes annually in Canada. On July 5, 2012, 17 people were taken to the hospital after a tent they were eating under was struck by lightning during a food festival about 60 kilometers east of Toronto.
Remember that there is no safe place outdoors during a thunderstorm. If you see a storm approaching you should seek shelter in a substantial building as soon as possible. It is recommended that you wait 30 minutes from the last clap of thunder to resume your outdoor activities.
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.
Edwin Robinson, a resident of Falmouth, Massachusetts, was blinded by a car accident in 1971. Then, he was struck by lightning in June 1980, knocking him unconscious for 20 minutes. Upon awaking, Robinson discovered that his sight had returned.