Cyclone Tracy–one of Australia’s worst natural disasters and what the government did
Cyclone Tracy hit Darwin early on Christmas morning in 1974. Within hours, a coordinated national response was underway and within three years the city had been rebuilt – better than before. How did they do it…READ ON
Japan Scrambles to Avoid Tokyo Blackout After Earthquake Stretches Grid
Japan is scrambling to keep the lights on in Tokyo on Tuesday, as freezing temperatures and power plant outages after last week’s earthquake puts the nation’s capital at risk of rolling blackouts.
Households and businesses need to conserve as much electricity as possible for Tuesday, Trade Minister Koichi Hagiuda said, after the government issued its first-ever power supply alert for the Tokyo area. People and businesses in the city could be “asked to implement further measures to curb power consumption depending on the situation,” Hagiuda added, without elaborating on whether that included planned blackouts…READ ON