Do you use your computer/ other electrical appliances during electrical storms?

United States
July 30, 2007 7:07am CST
As I type we are in the middle of a rain storm with a lot of thunder and lots of rain. I haven't seen any lightning yet but the weather is saying we are getting it! My pc is plugged into one of those "strips" that are supposed to be safe so I don't worry about getting zapped or frying it. I'm one of those people who thinks it can't happen to me...lol...My daughter on the other hand won't even get a glass of water from the sink. She gets paranoid during a storm. She won't use a telephone and unplugs almost everything in her apartment. I think she goes too far. Do you go out of your way to protect things in your house during lightning storms? Have you ever had anything happen with an electrical appliance during a storm?