I agree with Tom that you need to, yourself (if competent), or hire a professional, to test the wiring in question with test equipment. Identify, the circuits affected with AC test meter or a lamp, then remove & inspect the outlets for a break (open circuit). Then, may need to test the runs for continuity.
My parents house was hit by lightning about 20 years ago. It hit a metal exhaust vent under the aluminum siding on the trim wood. The hit melted the switch to the fan so that it no longer functioned but no other damage was present. If we were not home at the time, we may have wondered what happened. So, a lightning blast can take out a circuit like you tried to describe.