Lightning Protection: South Dakota
With 23 lightning related fatalities in the last 50 years, South Dakota is ranked in the top twenty states for lightning fatalities per population. It also ranks number 13 in the US for cloud to ground lightning strikes with 5,049,342, and with 77,116 square miles in South Dakota, that works out to an average of 65.4 strikes per square mile.
With much of the state being covered by rolling grasslands, lightning strikes often cause grass fires. Like North Dakota, the discovery of oil has brought more and more lightning protection to the state. Oil companies are taking proactive steps to avoid lightning related damages to their facilities.
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.
Thunder can only be heard about 20 kilometers (12 miles) away under good quiet outdoor conditions.