Lightning Protection: South Carolina
South Carolina has consistently ranked number 5 for lightning strikes. Cloud-to-ground Strikes per year is around 3,168,624. In the past 10 years, South Carolina has ranked in the top ten for lightning fatalities by state and by population. It is located in one of the most dangerous spots of the country when it comes to lightning strikes.
With an average of 50 days of thunderstorms throughout the state, lightning a common occurrence in South Carolina with an average of over 25 cloud-to-ground strikes per square mile!
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.
A “Positive Giant” is a lightning strike that hits the ground up to 32 kilometers (20 miles) away from the storm. Because it seems to strike from a clear sky it is known as “A Bolt From The Blue”. These”Positive Giant” flashes strike between the storm’s top “anvil” and the Earth and carry several times the destructive energy of a “regular” lightning strike.