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Safety not up to par

SOME 80% of the buildings in the country are using the non-conventional lightning protection systems (LPS) which is against international standards. The non-conventional system does not provide the optimum building protection.

When nature strikes

Many may not be aware that Malaysia ranks third in the world for lightning density. The most recent case was in September when a 15-year-old boy from Kuala Terengganu died and three others were injured when lightning struck them while they were in a goat shed.

Seminar on Lightning and Surge Protection MS IEC 62305

Seminar on Seminar on Lightning and Surge Protection MS IEC 62305 Date: 15th September 2015 ( Tuesday) Time:   9:00am to 5.00 pm Venue : IEM Penang Branch Secretariat Introduction Lightning phenomena’s are mega – atmospheric electrical activities which may cause fatal injuries and extensive damages to properties and services. The Malaysian Standard on lightning protection, […]

Get lightning alerts Singapore

The Meteorological Service Singapore has rolled out a new lightning alert service via a smartphone application, website and hotline. When the next thunderstorm comes, you can access real-time lightning information and head for safety. Lightning can strike as far as 10km or more from any thunderstorm cloud. Most of the lightning ground flashes occur less […]

Snorkellers almost get hit by lightning in Malaysia

A group of snorkellers walk along a beach during a tropical storm in Malaysia when a bolt of lightning strikes the ground just behind them By Leon Siciliano, video source Jukin 10:26AM BST 09 Jun 2015 Walking around during a tropical storm is never a good idea and these snorkellers probably won’t do it ever […]

Lightning strikes two dead

BATU PAHAT: Two men waiting to pick up their children after school in Seri Medan here were killed by lightning as they took shelter in a hut during a thunderstorm. A nine-year-old girl, who was also waiting for her father at the hut outside SK Permatang Rengas Parit Karjan, was seriously injured in the lightning […]