How to limit lightning damage
BATON ROUGE - With more thunderstorms expected this week lightning could threaten homes in the Baton Rouge region again. Wednesday lightning caused several house fires in the area.
Both DEMCO and Entergy say there is no real way to prevent lightning from striking your home, but there are ways to limit damage that lightning can cause. Electricians recommend surge protection devices to protect vulnerable points in you home like appliances.
"A surge protector can be a simple as one that prevents that surge from coming in through pipes, wires, but when that surge may come in through lightning it will protect the sensitive appliances that you may have like a computer or television set," said David Latona of DEMCO.
Electricians also recommend grounding all antennas and satellite dishes connected to your home.