what's my risk?

Rooster wether vane
A rooster weather vane atop a home.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, 8 deaths were attributed to lighting in Kentucky from 2003 to 2012 with and average of 551,572 cloud-to-ground lightning flashes per year, placing Kentucky as the 11th highest state in terms of lightning strikes per year.

The Association goes on to report that from 2007 to 2011, an annual average of 22,600 fires and 62 civilian death and injuries were reported nationwide with losses of $451,000,000 nationally. All of these fires, deaths and injuries and losses were directly attributed to lightning strikes!

If you have a structure, a chimney, a tree or anything else that you are concerned could be struck by lightning, give us a call. We can assess your risk and make recommendations regarding protection.

In the news

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    June 16, 2015

    Lightning is strongly suspected as the cause of a house fire in Fayette County, Kentucky. Four people in inside the home saw sparks shooting from the outlets. Fifty firefighters fought the blaze that completely engulfed the roof within minutes.

  • 2
    July 25, 2014

    Lightning is the suspected cause of a fire at a 23,000 square foot house under construction in Jefferson County, Kentucky. The home, with an assessed valuation of $3.4 million, was a total loss.

  • 3
    August 22, 2014

    A lightning strike caused light damage to a Lexington, Kentucky home during a storm. The lightning blew off some shingles and caused some insulation to smolder. Firefighters were called before the fire could get out of hand.

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    June 25, 2015

    Lightning struck a home in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky blowing off part of the roof gable. Witnesses reported that debris flew 50 to 60 feet into the yard. No one was home at the time.

A few of the locations where we've protected structures in kentucky

Map showing prior service locations

Louisville, Lexington and Bowling Green are just three of the cities in Kentucky where we have installed lightning protection equipment.

Cathedral in Fort Wayne

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne, Indiana is protected with a complete protection system installed by the professionals at Tri-State Lightning Protection.