Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Albuquerque, NM
I'm a little surprised that the house didn't have any lightning rods on the roof to direct any strikes direct to ground, or at the very least a lightning arrester on the lines going into the house, avoiding this kind of problem. Most do, at least here where I live. If your area doesn't, you might want to install one or two, usually at the highest peak of the roof, at least one on either end of the house, which runs a thick wire straight down the side of the house to a stake at least 3 feet into the ground, probably more, and the stake should be slightly away from the house, though mine is really close.
Still, glad you or anyone else in your house got hurt from it! Big Praise, there!!
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