Lightning Preparation and Planning
Lightning damage occurs frequently and in all areas of the country. Unfortunately, lightning storms often come with very little warning so it is important to have your home and family prepared ahead of time.
Lightning preparation for your family:
- Make sure your family knows the dangers of lightning and teach children to stay indoors, away from windows and away from electrical sources during a lightning storm
Lightning preparation for your home:
- Lightning protection systems are available which help channel lightning currents around your home and into the ground
- Surge protectors are an effective way to protect your home's electrical system from electrical surges
Is it covered?
Lightning damage is typically covered under a standard home insurance policy. Contact your agent for specific coverage information on your policy.