News Release

For many, no celebration of Valentine’s Day is complete without metallic balloons.

While fun for those giving and receiving them, the popular balloons are no fun for people and businesses who experience power outages and potential injuries when they are allowed to float into power lines.

Southern California Edison saw a record 924 metallic-balloon-caused power outages last year, far surpassing its previous high of 714 in 2012.

With Valentine’s Day near, follow these tips to avoid the disruptions and risks that come with free-floating balloons.

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