Graduations, birthdays, parades, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, sporting events … there’s always a reason to celebrate, and to buy colorful supplies to spice up the festivities. But when buying Mylar balloons, keep in mind that unless they’re closely controlled, they can cause power outages.
Why? Because these metallic-coated balloons that can be bought at any party supply store can cause an electrical surge when they come into contact with power lines or substation equipment. This surge not only is capable of knocking out power, but also can cause fires, property damages and possible injuries.
Entergy is asking everyone to keep safety at the forefront when celebrating by following these helpful tips:
For additional safety information and tips, visit entergy.com.