Information on Lightning Protection in the State of Texas
Lightning in Texas has killed 34 people in the last nine years. It has also caused 184 injuries and almost $23,000,000 (est.) in damage. In 2010 alone, lightning killed 2 people in Texas and injured 13!Thunderstorms in Texas are a common especially in the eastern and northern portions of the state.
Compared to hurricanes and winter storms, thunder storms are relatively small in Texas: the average thunderstorm is 15 miles in diameter and lasts about 30 minutes.
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July 2, 2015: Lightning struck the chimney of a home in Lakesite, Texas, causing an attic fire as well as the back of the home burning.
May 30, 2015: Lightning is being blamed for a fire that destroyed a home near Haslet, TX, which is a total loss.
May 30, 2015: Lightning struck the roof of a home in San Antonio, Texas, which resulted in an attic fire, doing extensive damage before it was extinguished.
May 23, 2015: A house fire in the attic resulted from a lightning strike in Round Rock, Texas.
January 03, 2015: Lightning in North Texas knocked out the power to a lift station that was pumping raw sewage over a hill which resulted in a spill of sewage into Spring Creek.
September 17, 2014: An oil tank was hit with a lightning strike in Baytown, Texas, which destroyed two tanks containing over 1,000 barrels of crude oil. No one was injured. The fire was allowed to burn itself out.