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Protect Your Home from Lightning

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Electricians say there are several ways you can protect your home from lightning strikes.

Albany Fire Department has responded to six fires this year that were sparked from lightning, including one that destroyed a home on North Gate Road Monday.

Bobby Cox with Lowe Electric Supply says while there are several surge protectors you can purchase for your appliances, there's only one system that could potentially save your entire home.

"It's not the most sightly thing for your home, but you can put in a lightning protection system which uses air terminals, downed cabling, ground rods around the home. Lightning wants to go to ground."

Cox says the lightning protection systems can be pricey. The best thing to do is call an electrician.

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