June 18, 2012
Lightning is an underrated killer. Knowing fact from fiction can save lives and prevent lightning injuries. Here are some common myths about lightning and the actual facts.
Electrical Safety Campaign Reminds Consumers that Lightning is an Underrated and Often Forgotten Hazard
May 11, 2012
When purchasing expensive home electronics how often do you consider the risk of lightning damage? Lightning likes technology, too. As our world becomes more and more tech-savvy, the losses from lightning strikes are increasing. Sensitive home electronics are often susceptible to damage by lightning, as a single bolt of lightning can cause electrical surges capable of damaging or destroying vulnerable electric equipment.
April 18, 2012
Tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and wildfires have been responsible for major devastation in the U.S.over recent years, but intense lightning storms have also caused their share of share of damage and destruction. In fact, lightning strikes cost more than $1 billion in insured losses in 2010 – a significant increase from 2009, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.).
March 29, 2012
Each spring, millions of properties are damaged or destroyed by lightning. A single bolt of lightning can generate heat in excess of 50,000 degrees F which can spark fires or cause surging through electrical circuitry. Lightning losses often include damage to expensive home electronics, as well.
March 20, 2012
Hurricanes and tornadoes receive the most news coverage, but lightning accounts for more than one billion dollars annually in structural damage to buildings in the U.S. The good news is that lightning losses can be prevented.