Lightning Awareness Program

Lightning Awareness Program

Lightning awareness program on Baishak 30,2071 at Tanahu ,Nepal

Lightning: What You Need to Know

Lightning: What You Need to Know

NO PLACE outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area!! If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you. When you hear thunder, immediately move to safe shelter Stay in safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder.

caught outside with no safe shelter anywhere nearby

caught outside with no safe shelter anywhere nearby

Immediately get off elevated areas such as hills, mountain ridges or peaks Never lie flat on the ground Never shelter under an isolated tree Never use a cliff or rocky overhang for shelter

Smart Lighting

Smart Lighting

Smart lighting means intelligent lighting. Lighting that recognises you as a customer, with your application, your needs, your wishes and requirements. Lighting which enables all this without harming the environment, without using more energy than absolutely necessary. This is smart and clever.”

Lightning & Atmospheric effect

Lightning & Atmospheric effect

Lightning is a giant spark of electricity in the atmosphere or between the atmosphere and the ground. In the initial stages of development, air acts as an insulator between the positive and negative charges in the cloud and between the cloud and the ground;

programnxasnxm

programnxasnxm

bxasnxanxMX AX M

 

Welcome to our site

The Lightning Awareness Research Center (LARC) is a nationwide not-for-profit organization founded in 2015 to promote lightning protection education, awareness and safety. LARC membership is comprised of manufacturers, contractors, scientists, architects, engineers and safety directors – all who are interested in promoting lightning safety and improving the science of lightning protection. LARC members are dedicated to ensuring that today’s lightning protection systems provide the best possible quality in both materials and installation practices for maximum safety.

Personal Lightning Safety Tips

1. PLAN in advance your evacuation and safety measures. When you first see lightning or hear thunder, activate your emergency plan. Now is the time to go to a building or a vehicle. Lightning often precedes rain, so don’t wait for the rain to begin before suspending activities.

2. IF OUTDOORS…Avoid water. Avoid the high ground. Avoid open spaces. Avoid all metal objects including electric wires, fences, machinery, motors, power tools, etc. Unsafe places include underneath canopies, small picnic or rain shelters, or near trees. Where possible, find shelter in a substantial building or in a fully enclosed metal vehicle such as a car, truck or a van with the windows completely shut. If lightning is striking nearby when you are outside, you should:

A. Crouch down. Put feet together. Place hands over ears to minimize hearing damage from thunder.

B. Avoid proximity (minimum of 15 ft.) to other people.

3. IF INDOORS… Avoid water. Stay away from doors and windows. Do not use the telephone. Take off head sets. Turn off, unplug, and stay away from appliances, computers, power tools, & TV sets. Lightning may strike exterior electric and phone lines, inducing shocks to inside equipment.

4. SUSPEND ACTIVITIES for 30 minutes after the last observed lightning or thunder.

5. INJURED PERSONS do not carry an electrical charge and can be handled safely. Apply First Aid procedures to a lightning victim if you are qualified to do so. Call 911 or send for help immediately.

6. KNOW YOUR EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS.