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Can my computer be damaged during a storm?

Yes. Lightning strikes and power surges can damage and/or destroy your computer including the power supply, hard drive, mainboard, chip and modem. Surges are common in power cuts when power is restored. You can also receive a surge down the phone line. One way to help prevent this is to unplug your computer and phone line from the modem. Of course, you are not always at home when a storm occurs; for this reason we recommend using a surge protection unit to help minimise this happening.