Lightning Protection Rods and News about Strikes in South Carolina
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! No one was killed in 2010 by lightning in South Carolina, but 8 people were injured.
South Carolina has consistently ranked number 5 for lightning strikes. In the past 10 years, South Carolina has ranked in the top ten for lightning fatalities by state and by population (pdf). It is located in one of the most dangerous spots of the country when it comes to lightning strikes.
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.
July 2, 2015: Lightning is being blamed for a fire that destoyed the Mount Zion AME church in Greeleyville, South Carolina.