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Lightning Kills Two in North Carolina and Sets Homes Afire

Lightning Kills Two in North Carolina and Sets Homes Afire

Multiple media outlets reported that Steven Bryan and Frankie Roberts, both residents of Harnett County, NC, were killed by two different lightning strikes on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Bryan, a father of two–ages 4 and 6–was reportedly waiting for a friend in a mall parking lot in Cary. He was struck there at 9 pm and later passed away at the hospital. Roberts was reportedly taking her dogs on a walk near her home in Harnett County; both of her dogs died. That evening, violent... read more
Power Surges

Power Surges

Power Surges Protecting Your Home and Devices from Power Surges A common misconception about power surges is that they occur simultaneously with visible sparks, smoke, or flames destroying an electronic device. This may sometimes be the case, but normally, when surges occur, there are no visible signs and they are difficult to detect without the use of electrical voltage monitors. Most surges go unnoticed day after day, and they occur at your home or business more commonly than you may expect.... read more
Preventing a Lightning Disaster

Preventing a Lightning Disaster

Preventing a Lightning Disaster Lightning Protection Systems Save Lives, Homes and Memories Millions of dollars can dissipate within seconds. Years of memories can be destroyed, and loved ones can be injured. A lightning strike can start fires, destroy equipment, take out electrical systems, and even end lives. Considered as nature’s second-most common weather-related killer, a study showed that between the years 1990 and 2003, North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee had some of the... read more
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