A power surge destroyed several devices in my home last night.
A construction company was doing work on the street in the middle of the night. It is common to do street work at night when there's light traffic (I'm in a large city.)
They apparently jackhammered into an electrical power line, one of several supplying power to my high rise building, somehow causing a power surge and knocking everything I had connected off line.
I was downstairs in the gym and all the lights went off. The elevators were also knocked out. Took a couple hours for power to be restored.
Everything on one side of my place that wasn't behind power surge protectors is now toast: my (old) desktop Windows 10 work machine, an audio effects rack of several components, a cable TV router, and a couple lamps with one of the bulbs bursting.
I have all windows machines cloud sync'd and files shared so not too much on my desktop was lost (I don't think.) I also have external backups.
Very bizarre. Only one of the audio components was actually plugged into the wall electrical outlet, but they were all connected and all are destroyed.
Everything else was either behind surge protectors or was connected to wall outlets presumably on a different circuit so they are all good.
My ISP will be out later today to replace the TV cable box and my home owner insurance should cover the other stuff after my deductible... and no one got injured.