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Concern about blackout: Cologne is developing a new emergency plan

Created: 09/28/2022, 5:23 p.m

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The city of Cologne has drawn up an emergency plan for a possible power failure (symbol image). © Marius Becker/dpa

In the wake of the energy crisis, there is concern about power outages. The city of Cologne is now also preparing for this – with an emergency plan.

Cologne – In the wake of the energy crisis, fear of a power outage has increased among many people. In Cologne, too, one or the other fears a day-long blackout. But even if the actual danger is currently rather low, the city of Cologne is still preparing for days of power outages.
24RHEIN shows which measures are effective in the event of a blackout in Cologne.

It is about a scenario in which the gas shortage would be so great that there could be power outages for days. Despite the blackout, the emergency plan is intended, among other things, to protect the critical infrastructure and maintain health care. The concept was developed, among others, by the crisis management team on the subject of energy security. (jw)

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