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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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It’s Lightning Safety Awareness Week! Are you ready for thunderstorm season?

…The NWS and NOAA launched the National Lightning Safety Awareness Week campaign in 2001 to raise awareness about the dangers of lightning, a deadly, yet underrated killer. The Lightning Protection Institute joined the campaign effort in 2007 as partners, to provide messaging about lightning protection for structures, and explain how safety Standard-compliant LPS can make safe places safer.

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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:

“Are You Ready to Be #LightningSafe?”
“Number, Cost of Homeowners Insurance Claims From Lightning Fell in 2013”
“Lightning Myths, Tips to Stay Safe” podcast

Lightning Safety Awareness Week saw additional messages about lightning protection shared by consumer advocate groups including:

The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH): Facebook and YouTube posts.

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Lightning Safety and Lightning Protection: Separating Fact from Fiction

LPI Debunks Common Myths in Support of Lightning Safety Awareness Week  

MARYVILLE, Mo., June 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — As new and old myths about lightning continue to circulate through the internet and social media, it’s hard to know how to separate fact from fallacy about lightning safety and protection measures.

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