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Old 02-16-2012, 03:30 PM
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The last thing I would do is put headphones on! In order to hear whatever one is listening to, the headphones would have to be plugged into something electronic. We unplug ALL of our electronics when lightning threatens. I can't imagine what might happen if the house took a close or direct hit from lightning. What we DO do is leave an inexpensive television on so that we can follow the storm's path. We have a surge protector on the main electrical box and others on some appliances, etc. But, we have been told that should our house take a direct hit by lightning none of these will protect us totally. We know of several people who have lost appliances and electronics because they didn't unplug them during thunderstorms. I suppose you COULD have headphones plugged into a device that is battery-powered. We all have our own ways of dealing with the severe weather here and what seems to work for one person may not for someone else.

I agree wholeheartedly about NOT sitting in a lanai during these storms. They say that lightning can hit from 15 miles away and there is NO protection in a screened lanai. It just amazes us to look out our sliders and watch people teeing off with thunder and lightning near.....we will never risk our lives to get a golf game in. People die down here on golf courses all the time.
It doesn't get any better than this and I am loving every minute of it! Maine and The Villages, Fl.
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