Lightning and thunder are beautiful and awe-inspiring forces of nature, and it can be very fascinating to watch a thunderstorm roll in, but many are afraid of it. While you shouldn’t worry about being hit too much, since the odds are so low for that happening, there is a much greater chance that your home gets damaged in a lightning storm.
There is of course the danger of lightning hitting your home directly, but indirect damage to your home is much more likely. A tree hit by lightning near your home could fall on it, or catch fire which could then spread to your home.
There is also the risk of lightning hitting the power lines and frying electronics in your home. Connecting your valuable electronics to a surge protector, or disconnecting them completely during a lightning storm could save you the cost of replacing them. You should also avoid speaking on a landline telephone during a lightning storm.