Just after 4:00 pm on April 18th, 2020, a lightning strike caused a power failure at Chalmette Refining plant in St. Bernard Parish. Residents of St. Bernard Parish and those in New Orleans neighborhoods reported seeing smoke and smelling a strong chemical odor shortly after.
In the early morning hours of July 10th, 2019, New Orleans residents awoke to heavy rain and flooding streets. A week after the flooding, the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board announced that several pumps across the city were knocked out of service due to lightning strikes. Could lightning pose a serious threat to the city’s pumping stations and cause major flooding in the future? Yes, and here is how!
You might think you know the basics of shielding yourself from a strike, but there are some extra precautions you can take to make sure you and your loved ones are safe. Lightning is a risk for everyone, but you should pay close attention to these tips if you live in Gulf Coast states!
The 4LP team was chosen as the lightning protection partner for the new North Terminal in 2016 and has been diligently working with our partners since construction started. We are proud to say our team’s hard work will protect this beautiful new building and its visitors for years to come.
4LP is excited to announce our expansion into new Texas markets. This expansion allows us to offer our residential and commercial lightning protection services in the Greater Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas areas.