Top Ten Misconceptions Regarding Lightning
10. The house next to me has lightning protection, so his home will attract lightning from my house.
9. My house hasn’t been struck yet and we have had plenty of bad storms.
8. My house is insured, so if it gets damaged it will be replaced without me paying a dime.
7. Lightning protection systems seem to attract lightning not protect a structure.
6. My house is already protected by an incoming power service, so I don’t have to worry.
5. Lightning never bounces upward, it always strikes down.
4. Lightning protection is no longer needed thanks to modern construction.
3. Lightning always strikes the tallest structure or tree.
2. Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.
1. So far so good, it will never happen to me.
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