What Homeowners Need to Know about Lightning and its Fire Risk

In Support of National Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14  It’s the middle of the night when you and your family are awakened by a loud boom of a thunder-clap. Your windows rattle as you feel your house shake…. Read More

ESFI and LPI Warn of Lightning’s Lingering and Costly Threat to Property Owners

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With the Atlantic Hurricane Season in full swing through November, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) and the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) are working to spread awareness of a less recognized, yet more frequent… Read More

Why does it take epic devastation to remind us of nature’s wrath and how helpless we are when it decides to take us on its terrifying course?

How do we begin to share a post about lightning in the midst of an epic weather event like Hurricane Harvey? As images of Harvey’s devastation are even difficult to view, we can’t begin to imagine how painful… Read More

Lightning and Lightning Protection: Measuring the Tolerable Risk

When considering lightning protection, architects, engineers, safety professionals and building owners typically rely on the NFPA Risk Assessment methodology to determine the risk of damage due to lightning. The risk assessment guide is found in the “Annex L”… Read More

Is your “shelter” from the storm, a lightning safe place? Reminders about the dangers of tents and thunderstorms.

It’s July and it’s hot and humid. The dog days of summer have settled in, and so has lightning. And if you happen to be a camping enthusiast, or a guest at humid outdoor event, odds are that… Read More

It’s Lightning Safety Awareness Week! Are you ready for thunderstorm season?

The NWS and NOAA launched the National Lightning Safety Awareness Week campaign in 2001 to raise awareness about the dangers of lightning, a deadly, yet underrated killer. The Lightning Protection Institute joined the campaign effort in 2007 as… Read More

It’s Electrical Safety Month! Let’s include LIGHTNING in our electrical safety plans and discussions.

May is National Electrical Safety Month and each year, LPI supports the Electrical Safety Foundation International’s campaign to raise awareness. While supporting the campaign, LPI also takes the opportunity to remind the public of the dangers of a… Read More

Lightning Protection Institute Expresses Concerns about a Common Gas Piping

Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) Pipes Have Been Linked to Fires, Gas Leaks FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — MARYVILLE, Mo, April 27, 2017 — The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is telling its members to take liability precautions when installing lightning… Read More

Thunderstorms Hit Q1 Record in the U.S.

Will 2017 receive a five-star ⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡rating for lightning losses in the U.S.? It seems those March winds and April showers may have ushered in more than spring flowers for many property owners across the country. According to new… Read More

2017 Annual Lightning Protection Conference in Houston, Texas

  The 85th annual industry Conference will feature educational sessions, professional development, networking opportunities, golfing, social events and much more. LPI members, Mike Weir and Taylor Lightning Protection, are fixin’ to host a top-notch Texas event, so we hope… Read More