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03 Dec 2020 | 04:14 PM UTC

Kuwait: Unconfirmed reports suggest power outage in Al-Jahra is ongoing as of Dec. 3; commercial and transport disruptions likely.

Kuwait News Alert

Unconfirmed reports suggest power outage in Al-Jahra, Kuwait, is ongoing as of Dec. 3. Commercial and transport disruptions likely.

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/3/2020, 4:08 PM until 12/3/2020, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Kuwait City

Event

Unconfirmed social media reports suggest a power outage is ongoing in Al-Jahra, Kuwait, Dec. 3. Traffic disruptions and longer driving times have been reported due to malfunctioning traffic signals.

The ongoing outage could also result in the temporary unavailability of essential services, such as ATMs and filling stations. The blackout could adversely affect security protocols, including alarm systems and electronic fences; opportunistic criminal activity may increase during the outage. It remains unclear when authorities will be able to return power to Al-Jahra.

Advice

Conserve batteries and restrict cellphone use to emergencies in case of an extended power outage. For safety reasons, monitor generators while they are operating due to potential fires. Unplug appliances and electronic equipment to protect against surge damage when power resumes.

 

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