Alabama native, Louie the Lightning Bug, turns 40 : The Alabama Weather Blog1 min read
By: Michael Sznajderman
Bless his brilliantly lit backside: Louie the Lightning Bug – arguably the most famous firefly on the planet – is 40 years old.
Created for Alabama Power in 1983, Louie has undergone a few cosmetic changes over the years. But his popularity remains steadfast.
Indeed, electric utilities across the country, and beyond the border into Canada and the Caribbean, continue to draw on Louie’s talents to educate youngsters about being safe around electricity, especially during National Electrical Safety Month, which is commemorated every year in May.
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