the heavy lightning today almost disconnected our cable connection

India
October 5, 2012 10:28am CST
Oh my goodness, the weather in our city changed drastically within no time and there were dark clouds everywhere in the sky. Heavy rains was very much predictable but i was not aware of the fact that there would so much thundering and lightning also. We were watching TV and thought that there would not be any such thing due to lightning or thundering but very soon the lighting struck so hard that our cable connection got disconnected immediately and we were all at loss of words as we had never experienced such thing before. My parents said that it was our mistake that we turned on our TV sets during lightning and should not have done this at least. Thank God nothing happened to our TV and we got back the connection after the rains had gone. What are your thoughts regarding this? Have u ever experienced any such incident with u before?
2 responses
@Micmac (8533)
5 Oct 12
We have experience our lights got blacked out during a storm. We have been warned not to stay on the telephone when there is a lightening storm because it can cause a shock. Glad to hear you got your cable service running again and the tv is in good order.
• India
6 Oct 12
Hey thanks a ton for your response. Well u are absolutely right. Just like the TV sets, the telephones should also not be allowed to come in contact with us otherwise it could potentially cause disastrous results. I am pretty much aware of this development and hence i usually keep my cell phones switched off during such times. Yes thankfully our TV sets were in good condition otherwise it would have been a miserable affair for me. What say?
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
5 Oct 12
It automatically disconnect or power shut off automatically when there's lightning here in our place. So, we don't worry about damaging our appliances, unless it will struck directly to the our tv sets (ehhh- so scary)
• India
6 Oct 12
hey thanks a ton for your response. Well glad to hear that things get automatically disconnected whenever there is sudden thundering and lightning and in a way this is such a safer thing to happen and is of great help to your community. i wish this technology is adopted in other places also so that potential threats and dangers can be averted. Yes it is very much dangerous when lightning would strike the TV sets as they are very powerful and can damage the entire system also. What say?