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.
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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 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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