We had a bad storm come up suddenly tonight and lightning hit outside and took out the electricity in most of the upstairs (two bedrooms are completely without electricity and part of the downstairs) These rooms are not on the same breaker, and I'm afraid to go down to the breaker box because it is directly above the sump pump (this builder was a genius) and it's the lowest part of the basement and it's always wet there. Anyway, now my NEW tv, DVD, cable box and DSL modem are not working. The tv, DVD and cable box were all plugged in to a surge protector (which is working fine). This is supposed to be a good surge protector. Is it normal for all the appliances to fry and the surge protector is unharmed? Could it have been a surge through cable and not the electric outlet? But wouldn't that have fried the cable box and not the other devices? Also, in the other room, my computer, monitor and DSL modem were also plugged into a surge protector and the computer and monitor are working fine, but the modem is not working. I wish my dad was still alive, he could explain this. Help me guys. I AM SO ANGRY.