Benefits of Lightning Protection Hailed During Lightning Safety Awareness Week
July 11, 2016 — The need for Safety Standard-compliant lightning protection was recently promoted during national Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 19-25, as consumer advocates and nonprofit organizations shared news and notices regarding the important role these systems play in preventing structural property loss in the U.S.
Organizations helping to build lightning safe communities by highlighting the benefits of lightning protection systems for structures, included:
The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), a non-profit communications and research organization supported by the property/casualty insurance industry promoted the benefits of lightning protection systems in several news releases and website posts, including:
Lightning Safety Awareness Week saw additional messages about lightning protection shared by consumer advocate groups including:
“Reduce Lightning Damage” The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)
StateFarm Insurance Learning Center, “The Nuts & Bolts of Lightning Protection.”https://learningcenter.statefarm.com/safety-2/the-nuts-and-bolts-of-lightning-protection/
The National Weather Service began the annual Lightning Safety Awareness Week campaign in 2001 to help increase awareness about the dangers of lightning and provide the public with safety information to help protect families from lightning’s underrated dangers.