Mylar balloons are more dangerous than they appear

Not only can they cause major electrical outages when they get caught in power lines, but they are dangerous for our crews to remove. This map of mylar balloon incidents in Alameda over the past 2 years shows how much of an issue these balloons are. Keep your balloons inside or securely tied down!               

Mylar Balloon Incidents 2020-2021 Opens in new window