One thing that many children have a fear of is lightning. It can be scary when a large, powerful lightning storm is passing over your home, but the good news is that you are very unlikely to actually be struck by lightning. The danger of lightning to your home, on the other hand, is much greater. There are many things that can happen to a home from lighting, ranging from surges in the electric grid to fire. So what should you be aware of to keep yourself and your family safe in a lightning storm?

First, avoid using any wired electrical devices. There is a chance of lightning strikes causing surges and burning out your electronics. It is wise to have surge protectors to keep your electronics safe or unplug them during a storm.

If you have old trees around your home that could catch fire or fall over if hit by lightning, you should trim them back. Fire could easily spread from a tree that is too close to your home, causing serious damage to your home and endangering your family.