Thunderstorms “fried” us for a couple days

I always heard that the Tampa Bay area of Florida was the lightening capital of the United States. More days of lightening per year than any other place. Well, lately it’s our home office in Hendersonville, North Carolina. It may be hot from Washington, DC to Florida across to Arizona, but the active weather seems to be in my town. What’s really strange was that we didn’t get a drop of rain from the last storm, yet the lightening strikes (about 2 miles away) reached our office and “popped” our surge protectors, blew out 2 computers, and a router which took us off the internet. I now know how far lightening can travel (pretty darn far). This handicap lasted about 2 days. I never knew I was so dependent on the internet till I had no internet. All is well now.