Do you turn off your computer in a storm?

November 29, 2009 5:03am CST
Here in Queensland, we are having a spring heatwave just before summer hits or so the weather bureau says - I have only ever said as long as I can remember that we only get winter & summer, no inbetween stuff... Anyway, we had another summer storm this was enough to make me turn off my computer as it's not plugged in to a surge protector & I didn't want to risk frying my computer during the storm. 3 hours later, the storm is still hanging around - it's either the same storm that has turned around or a different one. Do you turn off your computer during a storm? Why or why not?