By Ir. Ts. Dr. Wooi Chin Leong
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis in collaboration with IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter and R10 “reaching the local initiative” implemented a knowledge sharing with local community named “Lightning: Safety and Understanding” and in local terms Kilat: Permahaman dan Keselamatan. Most of the community live near the paddy field and are highly exposed to lightning threats. However, the community lack knowledge in lightning safety and protection. With the explanation of lightning safety and protection, the community will be able to understand the importance of lightning protection and what should be done during a lightning thunderstorm.