As it is that time of year when thunderstorms occur frequently, it is important to take precautions to protect your computer when storms are near or imminent or at the end of the work day:
1. Turn off your computer, monitor, and printer when a storm is imminent or at the end of the day.
2. Turn off power strips and unplug power cords from the wall if possible.
3. If you live or work in an area where lightning frequently strikes, unplug all connections from your computer to the wall.
While lightning strikes are rare, power surges can occur as the result of storms and can be just as damaging to computer equipment.
Please feel free to contact the IT Help Desk if you have any questions: x6072; email@example.com
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