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Mon Aug 22, 2016, 05:31 PM

My house was struck by lightning Thursday night...

I wasn't home but my husband was here with the dogs. Hit a large tree that sits right next to the house and jumped to the screen porch. Blew off the soffit and bent the frames of two screens. Split a few boards. Blackened the side.

Inside it knocked frames off the wall. We lost one tv, the modem and DVR. And the stupid phone which I hate and want to get rid of anyway.

Missed the rest of the Olympics and closing ceremony. I'm glad I was gone!

AT & T replaced the boxes and got us up and running again this morning.

Musta been some storm.

How did you all make out?

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Reply My house was struck by lightning Thursday night... (Original post)
Phentex Aug 2016 OP
alfie Aug 2016 #1
Phentex Aug 2016 #5
groundloop Aug 2016 #2
Phentex Aug 2016 #6
murielm99 Aug 2016 #3
Phentex Aug 2016 #7
GoDawgs Aug 2016 #4
Phentex Aug 2016 #8

Response to Phentex (Original post)

Mon Aug 22, 2016, 06:55 PM

1. Glad you and your family are ok

We have had lots of pop-up storms all around us, a few passing over us. No strikes, thank goodness. (NE Georgia)

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Response to alfie (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 06:26 PM

5. Thanks!

Been quiet this week so far.

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Response to Phentex (Original post)

Mon Aug 22, 2016, 11:44 PM

2. We had strong storms very close, one cable box got zapped.

Hopefully that's all the damage - sometimes with lightning it can take a few days for electronics to die. It doesn't take a direct hit either, just close is enough to induce high voltages in wiring (AND PLUMBING).

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Response to groundloop (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 06:27 PM

6. Two neighbors had issues...

one lost the tivo and a phone. The other had cable boxes zapped.

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Response to Phentex (Original post)

Mon Aug 22, 2016, 11:44 PM

3. We had the same problem a couple of weeks ago.

Scary. We lost the computer, a TV, modem, phones. Possibly my printer is dead. (I am not sure what is wrong with it), and a light fixture.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 06:28 PM

7. Strange the way it travels...

my laptop wasn't plugged in thank goodness.

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Response to Phentex (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 12:30 AM

4. We had an intense storm but mostly passed south of here

Seemed like the core passed fairplay-foxhall-campbellton-union city area.
Glad to hear no one was hurt in your incident. I'll bet your dogs thought that Hell had come to town!
Rain is desperately needed here but storms not a good way to get it.

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Response to GoDawgs (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 06:30 PM

8. I had just been complaining about the drought...

We don't have grass but we do have some plants I wanted to keep alive. Just wish we didn't get the rain all at once!

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