celebrate your valentine safely

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.