A Disciplined and systematic approached to Lightning Safety may result in better management of the hazard and reduce costs. Every year thousands of homes and properties are destroyed or damaged by Lightning. UNPROTECTED Homes, Buildings, Lapas etc risk the possibility of damage by fire, explosions of powerful electrical surges, and damage to sensitive Electronic equipment.
Lightning is one of the most deadly natural phenomena known to man. A bolt of lightning is hotter than the surface of the sun. The old saw that lightning never strikes the same place twice is dangerously inaccurate. Once Lightning has found a path, it’s quite likely that if it strikes again it will strike that same spot UNLESS you do something about it.
By installing a mast or external lightning protection at any dwelling or building will not be sufficient to prevent damage to electronic equipment. Surge Protection is needed.
Lightning will take the shortest route with the least amount of resistance. The lightning mast is earthed with a low resistance so that the lightning bolt will rather strike the mast than your house.
A Lightning mast must be located at least one meter away from the thatched roofed structure. This will avoid the flash-side that can occur between the mast and the metal object in the structure.
Lightning can strike indoors if a bolt strikes your house or a nearby power line, it can travel into your house through the plumbing or electric wiring.
THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE – THE EVIDENCE IS IN GLOBAL WARMING – HAS CAUSED SEVERE STORMS, FLOODS, ETC (EXTREME WEATHER AND CLIMATE CHANGE).