Take these four precautions if you’re giving Valentine’s Day balloons instead of candy this year.
- Tether each balloon to a weight so it can’t float away.
- When you’re ready to dispose of the balloons, pop them so they can’t become airborne.
- Stay at least 10 feet away from power lines if you’re walking outdoors with a balloon.
- If your balloon happens to get tangled in a power line, leave it there and call your electric cooperative for assistance. You could get electrocuted if you touch a power line.