Lightning Losses Real, Yet Preventable

MARYVILLE, MO–(Marketwire – June 16, 2009) – Hurricanes and tornadoes receive the news coverage, but lightning is the second leading cause of storm-related deaths, killing more people than tornadoes or hurricanes, topped only by flooding. In addition, thousands… Read More

Homes at Risk to Fires Sparked by Lightning

MARYVILLE, MO–(Marketwire – October 06, 2008) – Your home should be a safe haven. But even the most safety-conscious homeowner may not have considered a risk that affects thousands of homeowners each year. During the four-year period from… Read More

Lightning Claim Costs Continue to Increase, Causing Nearly $1 billion in Insured Losses, I.I.I. Study Finds

INSURANCE INFORMATION INSTITUTE Contact: Press Offices New York: 212-346-5500; Washington, D.C.: 202-833-1580 NEW YORK, June 23, 2008 — They say that lightning never strikes in the same place twice, but for insurers, it strikes hundreds of thousands… Read More

Lightning Fires Linked to Problem Gas Tubing

HARTFORD, Conn., June 4 PRNewswire-USNewswire — A Class Action Lawsuit against four manufacturers of a relatively new type of fuel gas tubing has identified the installation of a lightning protection system as a remedy for the fire risk… Read More

Awareness and Safety Urged about the Underrated Dangers of Lightning

MARYVILLE, Mo., June 16 /PRNewswire/ — According to the National Weather Service, lightning strikes the United States an estimated 25 million times each year. While lightning is fascinating to watch, it can be extremely dangerous. On average, lightning… Read More

National Groups Partner to Promote Lightning Safety and Awareness

Maryville, MO – June 1, 2006 – the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), the Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have joined forces to promote public awareness about lightning safety. In 2000, NOAA… Read More