If You Live In Kissimmee This Weekend And Had To Deal With A Power Outage, Its Because Of A God Damn Balloon

KISSIMMEE, Fla., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Utility officials in a Florida city said 339 customers lost electricity when a Mylar balloon collided with power lines. The Kissimmee Utility Authority said 339 homes lost power Monday after the balloon, made from the metalized nylon substance Mylar, touched the power lines and caused damage. The KUA said the incident happened in Kissimmee's Siesta Lago neighborhood and crews removed three other Mylar balloons from utility wires in the area Monday morning.

KISSIMMEE, Fla., Jan. 6 (UPI) — Utility officials in a Florida city said 339 customers lost electricity when a Mylar balloon collided with power lines.
The Kissimmee Utility Authority said 339 homes lost power Monday after the balloon, made from the metalized nylon substance Mylar, touched the power lines and caused damage.
The KUA said the incident happened in Kissimmee’s Siesta Lago neighborhood and crews removed three other Mylar balloons from utility wires in the area Monday morning.

This seems like a simple thing and something not worth bothering but deep down it kinda makes my blood boil. Its fucking 2016 now and every now and then the people in this god damn state have to deal with power outages. Back when Katrina happened we were left with out power for like 2 weeks. TWO WEEKS. While we pretty much were scooping water outside to bath our ass, all those lucky assholes in Weston had the privileged of living in a community where they were smart enough to bury their power lines underground. Oh we live in a state that gets ravaged by hurricanes every couple of years? Maybe we should do something about the giant poles that stick out of the ground that provides electricity to houses since everything runs on electricity these days. I mean if a fucking Mylar balloon whipped out a power grid in a major major city in Central Florida do you think we can really stand a chance next hurricane? Figure it out, 2016.

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