Lightning strikes at homes in The Villages

To the Editor:

I would assume that homes struck by lightning that have the greatest threat for serious damage or total destruction are those with natural gas.
The lines run in the ceiling area and are most likely to be ruptured during a strike. A fire would be out of control very quickly.
A calibrated excess gas flow valve can be installed outside the home for a fraction of the costs of lightning rods. I sleep better at night during storms knowing it is in place.

Walt Paulsen
Village of Chatham