Large-scale power outage across Miyakojima, Okinawa, affecting 25,500 homes with no hope of recovery

At around 3:10 a.m. on the 25th, a large-scale power outage occurred throughout Miyakojima City, Okinawa Prefecture. According to Okinawa Electric Power, as of 9:30 a.m. on the same day, approximately 25,500 households, or almost all of the city’s households, were still without power, and there is no prospect of restoration.

 Miyakojima City supplies electricity from power plants located within the city. Okinawa Electric Power said, “The power was temporarily restored in some areas, but the power went out again. There appears to be no problem with the generator, but the cause is under investigation.”

Large-scale power outage across Miyakojima, Okinawa, affecting 25,500 homes with no hope of recovery

As a result of this, Miyako Prefectural Hospital announced on the same day that it would close its outpatient clinics. Emergency patients will be accepted. After the power outage, emergency power was used, so there was no impact on hospitalized patients. [Masanori Hirakawa]

Large-scale power outage in Miyakojima, Okinawa, restored throughout the area “Cause under investigation”

 At around 3:10 a.m. on the 25th, a large-scale power outage occurred throughout Miyakojima City, Okinawa Prefecture. According to Okinawa Electric Power, approximately 25,500 households, or almost all the households in the Miyakojima city, remained without power, but the power was restored across the entire area around 11:40 a.m., about eight and a half hours later.

Large-scale power outage in Miyakojima, Okinawa, restored throughout the area "Cause under investigation"

 Miyakojima City supplies electricity from power plants located within the city. Okinawa Electric Power said, “There is no problem with the generator, and the cause is under investigation.”

 As a result of this, Miyako Prefectural Hospital announced on the same day that it would close its outpatient clinics and only accept emergency patients. Emergency power was used even during the power outage, and hospitalized patients were not affected. [Masanori Hirakawa]

Ministry of the Environment survey: 74% unaware of “Deco-katsu,” a national movement to promote energy conservation

On the 22nd, the Ministry of the Environment revealed that in a survey regarding “Deco-katsu,” a national campaign in which the government promotes energy conservation and other activities aimed at creating a decarbonized society, 74% of respondents said they had “never heard of it” or “don’t understand.” . Only 3% of respondents said they were “practicing” the initiatives. The Ministry of the Environment says, “We would like to work on ways to spread the benefits and significance of the initiative.”

 ”Deco-katsu” is a coined word that combines the English words “decarbonization” and “eco.” Official…

Due to intense heat and rising electricity costs, 60% of air conditioner energy-saving measures are “misunderstood”, investigated by major air conditioning company

 This summer, when intense heat and rising electricity prices are hitting households directly, Daikin Industries, a major air conditioning company, conducted a fact-finding survey on energy saving in air conditioners. As a result, 60% of respondents misunderstood how to save electricity. What are the “misguided power-saving techniques” in which things you do with the intention of being “good” actually increase power consumption?

 The survey was conducted on smartphones in mid-June among 527 men and women (aged 20 to 59) nationwide (*Response percentages are rounded down to the nearest whole number).

 The most common misconception was “Use the air volume at the lowest possible setting” (26%).

What to do if the power goes out? Preparation in advance

 We have summarized advance preparations and seasonal countermeasures for power outages that occur during disasters or problems with power facilities. [Asuka Ohira]

Things to prepare in advance

・Flashlight, footlight

 If the power goes out at night, there is a risk of falling on uneven floors or stepping on broken glass. Prepare a flashlight and install footlights that automatically turn on in the event of an earthquake. Please also keep your slippers nearby.

・Spare batteries, portable radio

 In case you can’t watch TV or can’t charge your smartphone, always have a battery-powered or manual-charging radio, spare batteries, and a mobile battery for your smartphone on hand. Households using home medical equipment such as ventilators should have spare batteries and generators available.

・Cassette stove

 If you are using an IH cooking heater in the kitchen, it cannot be used during a power outage. Prepare a cassette stove and food that can be eaten at room temperature. When using a cassette stove, do not use a pot or griddle that covers the entire stove, as there is a risk that the cassette cylinder will overheat and burst.

· Drinking water

 There may be water outages due to water pumps stopping, etc. It is a good idea to have 3 days worth of drinking water (3 liters per person per day). Also, be sure to store water in your bathtub to ensure that you have water for everyday use such as using the toilet or washing dishes.

Things to be careful about during power outages

 If a power outage occurs, please be careful of the following:

・Do not use open flames such as candles

 It is dangerous to use open flames such as candles indoors to provide light. There is a risk of the fire spreading to objects scattered during an earthquake. We recommend an LED flashlight that can be used for a long time.

・Turn off the power supply and breaker

 ”Electrification fires” occur when electricity is re-energized to damaged wiring when electricity is restored. If a fire occurs while you are evacuating to an evacuation center, it is dangerous because you will not be able to extinguish the fire in the first place. During a power outage, turn off electrical equipment and unplug the power plug from the outlet. Be sure to turn off the breaker when leaving your home.

 If you use electrical equipment after power is restored and you notice smoke or other abnormalities, immediately turn off the breaker and call the fire department.

・Do not use a private generator indoors

 Never use a home generator indoors. This is because there is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Even outdoors, it is dangerous to use it in poorly ventilated areas such as inside a car or a tent.

Things to be careful about during summer power outages

 Power outages in the summer increase the risk of heat stroke. Take the following actions.

・Open windows to improve ventilation.

・Keep drinking water, oral rehydration solution, and salt on hand, and hydrate frequently even if you are not thirsty.

– Cool your body with ice packs, ice, or a towel dampened with water. It is effective to cool the neck, armpits, and base of the feet.

Things to be careful about during winter power outages

 If there is a power outage in winter, your heating equipment may become unusable. To protect yourself from the cold, be sure to prepare the following items:

・Winter clothing (jumpers, gloves, hats, thick socks, etc.)

·blanket

・Disposable warmer

・Aluminum thermal sheet

・Portable stoves that do not require power, such as oil-type or cassette cylinder-type stoves

 *Created based on the websites of the Cabinet Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and Obihiro City, Hokkaido.

Must Read: PRINCESS AIKO ATTENDS THE SPRING GARDEN PARTY FOR THE FIRST TIME AND HAS A CHEERFUL EXCHANGE OF WORDS WITH THOSE WHO HAVE MADE ACHIEVEMENTS.

Leave a Reply