The City of Knox is attempting to cut down on lightning damage. City Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston has notified the City Council that he is trying to work with the insurance company to eliminate the claims.
“I want to mention that we were contacted by the insurance carrier about our loses because of lightning. So I’m coming up with a list of the steps the City is taking to try to alleviate the problems. We have cut down some trees and put in arresters to try to make the insurance company happy. We don’t want them to raise our rates any more. The last time it was not just a matter of raising rates, they actually raised the deductible for lightning claims,” Houston said.