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Summers brings lightning problems for Alabamians

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

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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