- "Look Up and Live!" – Use caution and keep balloons, kites and toys (such as high powered water guns or remote control aircraft) away from overhead electric lines.
- Never attempt to retrieve any type of balloon, kite or toy that is caught in a power line. Leave it alone and contact PG&E at 1-800-743-5000 to report the problem immediately.
- Never go near a damaged power line that dangles in the air or has fallen to the ground. Always assume downed electric lines are energized and extremely dangerous. Stay away, keep others away and contact 911 and PG&E immediately.
- Secure helium filled metallic balloons to a weight that is heavy enough to prevent them from floating away. Never remove the weight!
- Celebrate with metallic balloons indoors, do not bundle them together and never release them outside.
- Avoid overloading electrical outlets with several devices and appliances.
- Replace damaged electric cords and appliances.
- Talk to children about the dangers of tampering with electrical outlets; childproof outlets with plastic protectors or covers in homes with young children, toddlers or infants.
During National Electrical Safety Month In May PG&E Reminds Customers To Be Aware Of Electric Hazards In And Around The Home
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