Blackout Prevention: Free media event on December 2nd. It’s much easier to survive a power outage with proper preparation.
WAIDHOFEN/YBBS. The city of Waidhoven, together with the Civil Defense Association of Lower Austria, will give information on how this works, meaningful supplies and what you can do during a power outage in a free informative lecture on December 2nd. And suddenly the strength was gone. No light, no water, no shopping… for many days. This happens in the case of the so-called blackouts – when the electricity goes out at the same time in large parts of Austria, if not even in Europe. Should this scenario occur, it is hard to imagine what would happen. But you can prepare for it. “We as a municipality are also working to prepare for the worst case scenario. Everyone can do the same. For example, with a crisis-proof budget,” confirms Mayor Werner Kramer.
Preparations at Waidhofen
Preparations for Waidhofen are already in full swing. Representatives from a variety of city areas recently gathered at the Open Town Hall: emergency and relief organizations, representatives of the city administration, road maintenance, representatives of the state hospital, care and support center, Buchenberg treatment center, schools, kindergartens, residents, pharmacies, EVN and the armed forces provided a brief overview about its current status regarding blackout precautions. “Our goal as a city is to unite forces in the best possible way in the event of a disaster and to find the best solutions for the benefit of society. For this reason, individual plans for each organization are compiled by the city administration, ”mayor Werner Kramer explains.
Precaution is important
At the beginning of the working group meeting, Stefan Kreuzer, an expert from the state of Lower Austria in the field of disaster management, gave an informative keynote. However, in emergency situations, emergency and relief organizations also turn to emergency operations. “That is why it is so important for citizens to provide for themselves,” emphasizes Christian Schneider, director of the city council. For this reason, there is a wide media campaign in cooperation with the regional media and through city channels. In the latest edition of Waidhofner Stadtnachrichten, examples and checklists for correct storage have been published on the basis of information from the Lower Austrian Civil Protection Association. You can also get first-hand advice and information from the experts. For example, in a free information evening organized by the city in cooperation with the Civil Defense Association on December 2 (events hall from Oberspanner, 7:00 p.m.)
More information is available on the website of the Lower Austrian Civil Protection Association: www.noezsv.at and in subsequent editions of Wiedhoven City News.