Protecting your electronics during a storm - AmericaNowNews.com

Keep gadgets from getting zapped

Lightning strikes aren't just dangerous for you - a power surge can be quite fatal for your electronics.

The most basic tip for protecting your computer or TV is to invest in a surge suppressor, or "power strip." For a few bucks, it can buy you peace of mind.

Another way to protect your computer is to get a battery back-up. This is a slightly more expensive option, but it also gives you a few minutes to shut down your computer without losing data after a power outage.

Even with these options, experts recommend unplugging your computer's power supply and your internet connection if the weather is stormy out.

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