Lightning Safety

Lightning Safety Awareness Week continues and we're learning that Indiana ranks 13th in the nation for insurance claims from lightning damage. According to State Farm Insurance, they paid out Nearly $4 million dollars in lightning claims last year in the Hoosier State. Plasma and high-definition television sets, home entertainment centers, multiple computers, smart phones, gaming systems and other expensive devices continue to have a big impact on the number of claims. They suggest a whole-house surge protector is the best starting point for reducing the risk of damage or a fire as well as localized surge protection for important or expensive electronics.