Trampolines and powerlines don’t mix: storm season reminder


Ergon Energy is reminding Australian residents to tie down their outdoor furniture and secure loose items if a storm is approaching, even trampolines–a mainstay of many Aussie backyards.

Ergon reports in Queensland this month already indicate that there have been three power outages caused by airborne trampolines.

“As part of storm season preparations, Ergon is reminding everyone to consider common backyard items that could become dangerous projectiles in high winds, including shade sails, outdoor furniture and play equipment,” an Ergon spokesperson said. 

“By securing any loose items, you can help reduce the risk of injury, damage and lengthy power outages.”