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Lightning: Weather Threat that Affects Most People, in Most Regions, Most of the Time

In Support of National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 23-29
MARYVILLE, Mo., June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Despite being the weather threat that impacts the most people, most of the time and in most areas of the U.S., lightning remains a misunderstood and underrated danger.

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Advancing lightning safe communities as a Weather Ready Nation (WRN) ambassador

…March 2018 marks the fourth anniversary of the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador initiative launch and its effort to recognize community partners working to improving the nation’s “readiness, responsiveness and overall resilience against extreme weather, water and climate events.” The WRN initiative asks its Ambassadors to assist in minimizing the effects of natural disasters by taking the following actions:

* Promote WRN messages and themes to stakeholders
* Engage with NOAA personnel on potential collaboration opportunities
* Share success stories of preparedness and resiliency
* Serve as an example by educating re: preparedness
* Serve as a “change agent and leader” in the community

As a WRN Ambassador, the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is committed to improving resilience against the lightning threat—often underrated among other severe weather concerns.

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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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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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2017 Annual Lightning Protection Conference in Houston, Texas

The 85th annual industry Conference will feature educational sessions, professional development, networking opportunities, golfing, social events and much more. LPI members, Mike Weir and Taylor Lightning Protection, are fixin’ to… host a top-notch Texas event, so we hope to see you there!

What: 85th Annual LPI/ULPA Lightning Protection Conference
When: February 8-10, 2017

Where: The Woodlands Resort &

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LPI Tech Bulletin: Lightning Protection Systems for Re-Roofing Projects


The Importance of Trade Coordination & Expert Consultation…

Lightning protection systems (LPS) are sophisticated networks that incorporate strike termination devices, lightning current conductors, bonding conductors, grounding electrodes and lightning surge protection devices. While the lightning risk for a structure is often the product of the lightning frequency and the consequence of the strike to the structure, designers typically consider a variety of factors when laying out a system plan.

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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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Loehr Wins High Honors at National Federation of Press Women Conference

…ANCHORAGE, Alaska – September 14, 2015 — Kimberly Loehr, communications director for the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), was awarded five journalism awards in the 2015 National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Communications Contest.  Loehr was also named runner-up in the Contest Sweepstakes, receiving a $150 cash prize. NFPW president, Teri Ehresman presented the awards and Sweepstakes check to Loehr at the NFPW Communications Conference Awards Banquet in Anchorage on September 12.

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