1:00 pm Thursday. I first sensed something was amiss when I noticed the number
of concurrent users at MyCen.com.my
dropping dramatically. Jeff
Ooi confirmed it, when he called to inform me of a major power
outrage affecting Taman Tun and Shah Alam.
DJ Joey told me that the clock
tower in JB was seen frozen at 12:27 pm. Moments later, Aizuddin
phoned me about seeing a stalled LRT train in front of his office. The Southern
Grid from Tanjong Malim downwards is broken as we later learned.
current blackout is cascading and has already affected major parts of KL, Selangor
and Johor. The last major National
Blackout was in 1996 and the last Grand Northern Blackout in 2003.
There are some valuable lessons from those previous episodes.
to do if you are in a blackout area?
Stop calling Tenaga.
Stop calling your friends and overloading the cellular networks.
not leave your home or office just to add to the traffic snarl.
your vehicle fuel as the petrol pumps nearby cannot operate unless they have
Do not send me a mail later to ask me how you were supposed
to read this when there was no electricity.
to do if you are in a non-blackout area?What
we currently know:
Cook the perishables
in your fridge now.
Start saving whatever you are working on the PC,
if you have no UPS.
Don't plan on taking
the LRT. The trains can't move without electricity.
Prepare alternative lighting source.
Save or conserve water
as the pumps at the reservoirs will stop working too.
There is no update on the Tenaga
The Star & bloggers were again the first with the news.
It is going to be rectified fast because Putrajaya is also affected.
2005 TV SMITH
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