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.  lightninghittingnorfolkofficebldg
Organizations helping to build lightning safe communities by highlighting the benefits of lightning protection systems for structures, included:
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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:
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The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH): Facebook and YouTube posts.
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StateFarm Insurance Learning Center, “The Nuts & Bolts of Lightning Protection.”https://learningcenter.statefarm.com/safety-2/the-nuts-and-bolts-of-lightning-protection/
Additional support of lightning protection during Lightning Safety Awareness Week was shared by NOAA/NWS and the National Lightning Safety CouncilChnqEzuUUAA2z7B
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.