Celebrate Your Valentine Safely
Every year, people across the country celebrate Valentine’s Day with gifts like flowers, chocolate, and balloons. But did you know metallic balloons are a common utility hazard? It’s true! Drifting balloons can make contact with power lines, causing property damage, injury, and community-wide power outages. So, what should you do if you get a metallic balloon?
Here are a few tips to help you celebrate safely:
- Tie weights to any helium-filled balloons to prevent them from drifting
- Keep metallic balloons inside and never intentionally release balloons outside
- When it’s time to throw the balloon away, puncture or cut it before placing it in the trash
If you see a tangled balloon or any other potential power line hazards, report it to our team by calling 904-247-6171.