There are many who are afraid of lightning, but in reality, the chance of getting hit by lightning in your lifetime is only one in about 13,000. Considering that there are about 25 million lightning strikes every year here in the U.S., that is pretty impressive. Unfortunately, the odds aren’t as good for our homes. Even though most homes today are protected by lightning rods, lightning could still do damage to your home and belongings.
A lightning strike can cause a power surge that will damage electronics that are plugged in. This is why you should make sure that you have any valuable electronics plugged into a surge protector, or unplug them during storms. You should avoid using any wired appliances while there is a storm.
If lightning was to hit a nearby tree and ignite it, the fire could easily spread to your home, or the tree could fall over and damage your home.

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