Lightning is one of the most common, yet underestimated, weather events in the US. While lightning can be beautiful, when it hits the gound it can be deadly.
Lightning Ground Strikes cause almost $1 Billion in property claims every year, as well as killing an average of 49 people per year in the US.
What can I do to protect my property from Lightning Ground Strikes?
- Make sure all outdoor electrical outlets are properly grounded.
- Keep your roof lightning-resistant by having it installed with a grounding rod or ground wire so the flow of electricity is directed to the earth instead of into your house.
- Check with your local utility to see if they offer a whole-home surge suppressor.
- Make sure your electronics are connected to a surge suppressor.
How can HazardHub help?
HazardHub API can help with lightning ground strikes by providing grades and scores of an individual property’s risk of being hit by lightning.