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'Tornado-like' winds cause widespread damage in Tasmania's north-west

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Winds described as "tornado-like" by emergency workers have left a trail of damage in Tasmania's north-west overnight, injuring one man and causing widespread power cuts.

Posted in Emergency Preparedness Threats - Wild Weather, Tornado's & Freak Storms, Emergency Preparedness Threat - Grid Down (Blackout)


Darwin blackout closes schools and shuts down public service, cuts power to homes and businesses

Electricity has been restored to Darwin after a power failure lasting more than 12 hours caused the closure of schools, public transport and the public service.

The Northern Territory Government called the blackout an emergency and said an inquiry would be held into how it happened.




Posted in Emergency Preparedness Threat - Grid Down (Blackout)


Report: Power Plant Attack: “Most Significant Incident of Domestic Terrorism Involving the Grid That Has Ever Occurred”

In an article written by Mac Slavo in the USA, he quotes

"Chances are you didn’t hear about it when it happened or the investigation that followed. Last April just outside of San Jose, California the grid system came under direct attack."

Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Terror and Civil Unrest, Emergency Preparedness Threat - Grid Down (Blackout)


How to Deal with a Blackout

How to Deal with a Blackout

Blackouts can occur during extreme weather periods, or due to other unexpected issues in the grid. What should you do if you experience a power blackout? This step-by-step contingency plan will help you prepare for and deal with any unexpected power blackout.

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National Geographic - American Blackout

American Blackout imagines the story of a national power failure in the United States caused by a cyberattack — told in real time, over 10 days, by those who kept filming on cameras and phones. You’ll learn what it means to be absolutely powerless. Gritty, visceral and totally immersive, see what it might take to survive from day one, and who would be left standing when the lights come back on.

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