Lightning Protection: Utah
Utah sees, on average 801,457 cloud to ground lightning strikes annually and averages 2.9 strikes per square mile. The best way to avoid property damage from a lightning strike is to install a lightning rod system on your house, business, barn, etc.
According to The Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System, 4.7 lightning related damage claims were filed per every 10,000 people in the three state regions of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming with a total of 6,755 claims being filed between 1987-1993 with an average of $916 paid per claim (which is $1,825 in 2021 dollars!).
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.
The Aztecs believed that lightning accompanied the dead, splitting the Earth and making its way into its depths.