July 26, 2012

Lightning Knocks Out News: Weatherman Keeps Going Despite Dark

Broadcast and communications are easy targets for lightning due to the towers, cables and equipment surrounding their environment. What enables us to exchange information in a […]
July 19, 2012

A flash and then, darkness – substations get hit by lightning all the time

Lightning strikes happen everywhere and can hit any object. When those objects are part of the infrastructure that provides us with utilities like electricity a single […]
July 11, 2012

Lightning started storage tank fires becoming increasingly more common.

Last week in Kentucky lightning struck a storage tank farm initiating a hazardous fire and explosion that destroyed at least two tanks. In addition, the lid […]
July 9, 2012

Lightning strikes on the rise – and on track for more in the future!

Normally it would not be a surprise with storm season in full swing that lightning strikes are occurring. However, the rate, frequency and strength of lightning strikes along with storms has certainly […]