Aflac Inc. uses the Aflac Duck to promote the idea that its products can protect people against unexpected problems.
Now, the spokesduck may need some protection against the weather.
Aflac has been getting a 30-foot-tall version of the duck ready to appear Thursday in New York, in the 93rd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
One concern is the possibility that the wind speed in New York could go over 30 miles per hour Thursday.
New York officials ground parade character balloons, for safety reasons, when sustained wind speeds exceed 23 miles per hour, and when sustained winds exceed 34 miles per hour, according to a report by Jenna DeAngelis for CBS New York.
Parade balloon inflation is supposed to start at 1 p.m. today.