Yes, lightning here is bad. All the trees in my yard have been hit at least once. But the power company has killed more of my electronics in this home than any other place I have lived. Why? Unexplainable outages that sometimes occur daily some weeks. My neighbor complained as well. Since we are sharing the same transformer, it has to be that. But because they can't reproduce the condition or find fault, they will not change it. This has been going on over 20 years. Now that kitchen appliances have circuit boards (because we all need smart fookin appliances now) they are much more susceptible to surges, apparently. Next time it happens I intend to seek legal help. It has wrecked refrigerators, stoves, PCs and surge protectors.