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MEDIA ADVISORY: Lightning Safety Awareness Week Kicks Off with Twitter Chat on Monday, June 25, at 2 p.m., EDT

Please note: This release was distributed by the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) on the behalf of The Lightning Protection Institute on June 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. …

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Lightning Safety Awareness Week Kicks Off with Twitter Chat on Monday, June 25, at 2 p.m., EDT

Arlington, Va., June 22, 2018 —The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) are joining forces on Monday, June 25, at 2 p.m., EDT, for their first-ever public Twitter Chat accessible in real time at #LightningSafetyWeek.

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Protecting “People, Property and Places” is LPI’s Focus of this Year’s National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 24-30

…More people are killed and injured by lightning during the summer months than any other time of year. Many lightning deaths and injuries in the U.S. happen when people simply opt for convenience instead of disrupting outdoor plans. Ignoring lightning’s potential dangers, is a risk not worth taking!

Recognizing lightning’s underrated dangers, the National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), launched the National Lightning Safety Awareness Week campaign in 2001.

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Building Safety Month Is Right Time To Assess Lightning’s Dangers

Lightning Protection Systems are best way to ground dangerous electricity…
MARYVILLE, Mo., May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Lightning poses a threat to life and property, with structural fires regularly caused due to either a direct strike or because lightning’s electricity has surged through a structure’s wiring, according to the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI).

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Lightning Protection Inspection Program Expands Services to Meet Industry Needs for Quality Control and Service

…LIBERTYVILLE, Ill – April 9, 2018 – Increased education about lightning losses and the availability of safety standard-compliant lightning protection is furthering an understanding of best practices for lightning protection system (LPS) design, installation and inspection. Recognizing a need for more stringent emphasis on quality control, the Lightning Protection Institute Inspection Program (LPI-IP), is expanding its services for third-party lightning protection review and certification.

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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. Your instincts tell you your home has been struck by lightning, but what should you do?

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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 weather hazard: lightning. According to new data compiled by Impact Forecasting and released by the Insurance Information Institute (III), U.S.

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Number Of Lightning-Related Homeowners Insurance Claims Up In 2016, But Severity Down

…Florida, Texas, Georgia And Louisiana Remain Top States For Lightning Claims; Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 18 – 24

NEWS PROVIDED BY: Insurance Information Institute NEW YORK, June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The number of homeowners insurance claims from lightning strikes and electrical surges in the United States rose in 2016, compared with 2015;

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Got Lightning? Get Grounded!

Check out this infographic created by the Insurance Information Institute, in conjunction with LPI, to educate people on the dangers of lightning and how it can enter your home.

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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 protection systems (LPS) on homes equipped with corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST), a common gas piping.

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Prevention is Key to Reducing Home Fire Risks; Including Blazes Sparked by Lightning

In support of National Fire Prevention Week… 

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that home fires account for $6-8 billion in property damage in the U.S. Many of these fires are preventable, including those sparked by lightning; an underrated and often overlooked fire risk. Lightning-sparked fires that occur in the darkness of night, can be difficult to detect;

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