Since 0120 hrs this morning the entire Top End of the Northern Territory has been without power.
Alien take over? Apocalypse? Crocodiles munching on the grid?
By 0200 hours everyone in Darwin was awake and on Facebook outraged and threatening to sue for all the spoiled food.
It’s been about 9 hours now. Houses are being set on fire due to a lack of experience using candles (and BBQ’s). People are going nuts.
School has been cancelled, Public Transport is off the road , Public servants (and most other staff) have been told to stay home. Nothing is open.
Except Maccas. (McDonald’s for everyone outside of Australia)
Of course, coffee, even if you have to wait 3 hours to get it is an essential supply. :p
We are all comfortably seated in one of our cars, with our artificially produced air conditioning.
I wonder how long we can run it on 1/4 tank of fuel. (Mitsubishi ASX 2012 if any one wants to look it up) We are taking it in turns to charge our devices, so that may have an impact?
We’re not actually going any where because we’re stuck in the garage and there’s no power to open the roller door. Even if we could get out, there’s the small problem of our security gate.
This is Darwin, sticks town of Australia only 150,000 people, 98% humidity and 33 degrees most days.
#WeDontNeedNoFancyPantsElectricity says us, sitting in our car, stuck behind roller doors charging our phones to access FB (and WordPress)