Trampolines and outdoor furniture are just some of the things that can end up in powerlines during wild weather.
It's one of the reason's Ergon Energy is urging us to secure possible projectiles around our home, as storm season kicks off earlier than expected.
Spokesperson Danny Donald says crews do regular maintenance on the lines to make sure the network is as strong as it can be, but it's not storm-proof.
"It's not necessarily the wind, it's what the winds carrying," Mr Donald says.
Mr Donald warns loose items, fallen branches or vegetation that hasn't been cleared up properly are what crews routinely face when attending homes in the aftermath of a storm.