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Dangerous Lightning Strikes

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Lightning is a natural phenomenon that scientists are still trying to fully figure out. A lightning strike has bolt temperatures that can rise up to being hotter than the surface of the sun, and their voltages can sometimes be greater than 100 million volts. Lightning is definitely one of the deadliest and dangerous forces on the earth.  It’s no surprise that lightning could do some major damaged to any building that it might strike. It is important to know ahead of time what to do in the event that your home is struck by lightning.

How to tell if your home has been struck:

  • Power surges
  • A fire

There are some simple things to do in case your home has been hit. First, you need to call 911, even if you have not detected a fire. The fire department will assess your home to make sure there are no hot spots, or fires that you might not can see. Once they deem it safe, you can enter. Second, you need to call your insurance company and tell them the situation. Lastly, you need to call an electrician so they can come out and check your wiring throughout.

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