Alabama summers mean pop-up thunderstorms. Lightning from those storms can be dangerous and costly.
State Farm says Alabama is 4th in the nation for lightning-related insurance claims. There were nearly 1,500 of these claims last year with nearly $10 million paid out.
State Farm says most of the claims were from power surges that damaged electrical wiring and electronics.
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