Information on Lightning Protection in the state of West Virginia
With one of the cloudiest climates in the United States, West Virginia gets, in some areas, over 210 cloudy days a year! West Virginia also averages about 206,421 cloud to ground lightning strikes annually and usually has at least one lightning related death annually.
With hiking being very popular in the state, it is important to know the weather report before you leave. If you cannot avoid a storm, do not use a rocky outcrop for shelter. You should seek lower elevations immediately. See more lightning protection safety tips.
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 30, 2015: The power was knocked out for a thousand customers when a substation was hit by lightning in Charleston, West Virginia.