Lightning Facts – Did you know?
- More Americans are killed by lightning than by any other weather phenomenon.
- 55% more Americans are killed by lightning than by tornados
- 41% more American are killed by lightning than by hurricanes and floods
- In an average year, lightning will strike and cause significant fire damage to 18,000 homes and 12,000 businesses.
- All lightning is deadly! There is no thunder without lightning.
- There are always about 1,800 violent thunderstorms occurring around the world at any given time.
- “Heat Lightning” is the reflected flashes from distant thunderstorms that are beyond the horizon, long out of hearing range of the associated thunder.
- If you hear thunder – Get Indoors! Many lightning bolts can travel over 40 miles and these super strikes are extremely dangerous.
- A properly installed lightning protection system along with a secondary surge protection system is extremely effective in preventing lightning damage.
- When protecting your home, better a year too early than a minute too late!
Fortunately, Vickery Lightning Protection is in the business of protecting any building. We have protected numerous: homes, banks, 911 centers, high-rise buildings, dams, water treatment facilities, airport facilities and more! For more information visit our contact us page.