atlrus - 5:47 pm on Dec 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
The fact that some didn't get hit is a matter of blind luck
Precisely! You can believe all you want that you've built a brick house, but as you pointed out - there is no 100% guarantee and your own website could be the victim next time around.
If I have a brick house, no source of flames and a sprinler system I'm prepared against my house burning down.
And here comes Panda/Lion/Bobcat in the form of lightning strike and you will be the next one to join the bunch of surprised homeowners who were prepared against home-fires...