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!
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.
Interested in learning more about a residential lightning protection system, but not sure where to start? Here we outline the main options, give you visuals of what the system looks like, and a short explanation of what each component does in a full system.