Which protection against power surges during storms?

Lightning and power surges during storms damaged my modem and phone this summer as well as my line which needed repairs. What can I do to avoid this?

The storms have been exceptional, so much so that parts of the Dordogne were without power for 50 hours.

Coupled with this, engineers who maintain the lines and the equipment in exchanges were overwhelmed, so repairs took longer than normal.

Those in rural areas were disproportionately hit as most lines to their properties ...

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