Don’t Try to Weather the Storm
Lightning storms can be incredibly damaging to our gadgets. One bolt of lightning contains way more voltage than anything our electronics can withstand, so it’s wise to unplug them when the storm starts. Sure, our devices have filters that are supposed to help with these power surges, but they aren’t always enough.
It may be slightly inconvenient for you to completely unplug when there’s a storm brewing, but it would be much more inconvenient to have to replace all of your electronic devices entirely. It would also be ridiculously expensive. So take a few minutes to secure your devices during a storm so you can resume regular activity afterward.