LPI and NFPA Partner to Reduce Risks from Lightning

MARYVILLE, Mo., June 19, 2011 * In Support of National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 19-25, 2011 MARYVILLE, Mo., June 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are joining… Read More

With Wildfires Raging, Governor Perry Proclaims Lightning Safety Awareness Week as Experts Kick-off Educational Initiative in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As wildfires destroy thousands of acres in Texas, with some triggered by lightning, Governor Rick Perry declares June 19-25, 2011, Lightning Safety Awareness Week, proclaiming that education is the key to… Read More

ESFI and LPI Warn against Lightning’s Underrated Dangers

MARYVILLE, Mo., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) and the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) are reminding homeowners about the dangers of lightning; an underrated and often… Read More

Fire Safety Education Can Reduce Risks from Lightning

Hartford, CT – October 5, 2010 — The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) and Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) are teaming up to remind fire professionals about the importance of promoting education to help homeowners reduce their risks against lightning… Read More

Annual Safety Campaign Reminds Public of Lightning’s Dangers

Maryville, MO – June 24, 2010 — This year marks the 10th Lightning Safety Awareness Campaign, June 20-26. The campaign was launched by NOAA and the National Weather Service to increase awareness about the dangers of lightning and… Read More

National Groups Partner to Promote Lightning Safety

Hartford, CT – June 18, 2010 — Several national groups are joining forces to promote public awareness about lightning safety and mitigation. The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc.-FLASH, the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), the Lightning Safety Alliance… Read More

Lightning Losses Real, Yet Preventable

MARYVILLE, MO–(Marketwire – June 16, 2009) – Hurricanes and tornadoes receive the news coverage, but lightning is the second leading cause of storm-related deaths, killing more people than tornadoes or hurricanes, topped only by flooding. In addition, thousands… Read More

Homes at Risk to Fires Sparked by Lightning

MARYVILLE, MO–(Marketwire – October 06, 2008) – Your home should be a safe haven. But even the most safety-conscious homeowner may not have considered a risk that affects thousands of homeowners each year. During the four-year period from… Read More

Lightning Claim Costs Continue to Increase, Causing Nearly $1 billion in Insured Losses, I.I.I. Study Finds

INSURANCE INFORMATION INSTITUTE Contact: Press Offices New York: 212-346-5500; media@iii.org Washington, D.C.: 202-833-1580 NEW YORK, June 23, 2008 — They say that lightning never strikes in the same place twice, but for insurers, it strikes hundreds of thousands… Read More

Lightning Fires Linked to Problem Gas Tubing

HARTFORD, Conn., June 4 PRNewswire-USNewswire — A Class Action Lawsuit against four manufacturers of a relatively new type of fuel gas tubing has identified the installation of a lightning protection system as a remedy for the fire risk… Read More