A word of advice — don’t get struck by lightning.
Very quickly we discovered that all our phone equipment was fried, the data routers were shot, and many of our computers had been turned into doorstops. We learned that the electrical surge was so strong that it even ran the charge back out our phone lines to the central phone operations center and fried our circuits there!
And we are still discovering damage the lightning caused. A printer here, a data port there. “Hey, why isn’t the scale talking to the shipping computer?” “Why isn’t the heat working?” “Was my hair always so frizzy?”
The good news is that we’ve had a lot of great help — thanks Lee, Ralph, UPS, the HVAC guys and all the others who got us back up and running.
So, next time a thunder storm comes your way, just say, “no thanks.”