One of the storms we have had in Brisbane fried my computer last week.
Monday morning the computer just wouldn’t turn on.. Nothing. So.. one week and $555 later I have a new power supply, motherboard, RAM and a new appreciation of the costs of extreme weather. A close enough lightning strike or power surge will cut through even the most powerful surge protectors I have read, so the only solution is to unplug everything from the wall, which is what I will try to be doing next time I hear thunder.