Country Home Lightning Safety: How to Prepare Yourself and Your Electrical Systems

Reduce the chance of electrical damage to the people, animals, and buildings on your country property during a lightning storm by following these guidelines.

Lightning occurs when violent winds inside clouds separate positive and negative charged air particles into layers, with the negative charges at the bottom of the cloud. When enough negative charged particles accumulate, they will arc through as much as a mile of air to meet the positive charges on the ground.