Consumer Scam Alert! LPI Offers Lightning Protection Guidelines to Help Protect Homeowners Against Fraudulent Contractors

February 8, 2016 — Authorities in several mid-west counties in the U.S. are warning homeowners about men posing as lightning rod subcontractors who scheme unsuspecting victims into paying money for unsolicited repair work. According to the St. Croix… Read More

Advancing Building Resilience: Growth of Sustainable Energy Technology Makes Lightning Protection Systems Increasingly Critical

MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The continued growth of sustainable energy technology, eco-friendly building materials and smart structure automation has necessitated upgrades and complex improvements to the electrical infrastructure of today’s homes and buildings. Smart structures,… Read More

Loehr Wins High Honors at National Federation of Press Women Conference

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – September 14, 2015 — Kimberly Loehr, communications director for the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), was awarded five journalism awards in the 2015 National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Communications Contest.  Loehr was also named runner-up… Read More

The “Inconvenient” Truth about Lightning Safety.

July 13, 2015 — At this writing, 17 people have died from lightning strikes in the United States this year. The National Weather Service (NWS) has stressed that all of these deaths were “avoidable” with most victims being just… Read More

Lightning’s Dangers Hit Home in Eye-Opening PSA

 Protecting people and property is theme emphasized for Lightning Safety Awareness Week NORTH CONWAY, N.H., June 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), a non-profit dedicated to promoting lightning safety, awareness and protection education, is unveiling… Read More

Lightning Safety Awareness Week 2015: “Building Lightning Safe Communities” to protect people, property & places!

Lightning Protection Institute to Kickoff 15th Annual Lightning Safety Awareness Week Building Lightning Safe Communities initiative brings fun and educational events to NH NORTH CONWAY, N.H., June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), is partnering with… Read More

It’s Thunderstorm Season and Time to Separate Fact from Fiction about Lightning Protection!

Myths continue to abound about lightning and the science of lightning protection. It’s not always easy to know the facts when misinformation is circulated on the internet and through social media. Now that thunderstorm season is in full… Read More

Weather Gone Wild! Is Thundersnow (and Lightning) Making Your Winter More Frightening?

February 16, 2015 — It’s estimated that lightning strikes the United States over 20 million times each year. Given this amount of lightning activity, shouldn’t we expect to see a little lightning and thunder in the dead of… Read More