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Storm and Blackout

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Written by   714
2 months ago

If a storm comes one of the things that happens and is common is a power outage in my area. This is a common thing, and this is done because the area where I live now is one of the areas that is still new in its infrastructure development.

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For the problem of power outages, one thing to avoid is the occurrence of fires or other things that will endanger the surrounding community. Indeed, if a storm comes, especially accompanied by strong winds and thundering lightning, it is very risky for a fire to occur. Because most houses built in this area are usually made of wood which is very flammable.

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It wasn't once or twice that it happened when a storm came that a fire broke out. It happens so often that the government enforces a blackout every time there is a normal storm or a major storm. Indeed, the problem of fires does not only occur during a storm, during the dry season it is also very risky for fires to occur. But usually, the dry season occurs due to the negligence of the person concerned.

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Another thing that distinguishes the area here from others, or urban areas is because of the existence of land and its geographical location. The area is near the sea coast and is formed on a very large peatland. There is a natural phenomenon of sea tides that also accompanies the existence of this city. So that the buildings in this area use more wood as raw materials and take the form of a stage in the shape of the building.

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This area is also included in the area that has a protected forest. Like the mangrove forest along the river that stretches to the sea estuary and also water animals that are quite feared by humans, namely crocodiles. And for the existence of tropical forests on land that are close to the hills where the Sumatran tiger is one of the rare animals that is very protected today. The outskirts of tropical forests, many of them are used as coconut plantations, which are the main commodity of this city.

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With an area that has many rivers that are close to the sea and stands on peatland, one other thing that is lacking in this area besides frequent blackouts and slow infrastructure is the difficulty of getting clean water. Most people prefer to depend on rainwater for clean water, rather than making drilled water from the earth, which is quite expensive, or subscription through state companies that supply clean water.

Speaking of blackouts, like today there have been three blackouts when a small storm occurred today. Although small storms for this area, storms accompanied by thundering lightning have become commonplace for local residents. Maybe a small hurricane for this region, if it happened in another city, would be something that could be called a big hurricane. This means if a big storm occurs here it is very dangerous for other areas that rarely experience it. But it has become commonplace for local residents here because the cycle of the area is like that.

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I agree, that phenomenon can be risky especially when it is the nature that is giving back what people is doing and can be disastrous. Nature can be dangerous and can lead to unexpected accidents or situations. These phenomenal events coming from Mother Nature are unavoidable, and what we can do is just to give more care and think then do what is good or right for her.

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2 months ago

Huh If I may ask where do you call your city I hope more infrastructure are equipped to that city of yours To prevent the storm and blackouts

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2 months ago

Unfortunately, same here because of high temperature. Yesterday was 42 degree centigrade. Electricity dreping every one hour. This is very bad in hot weather to sleep even talk outside. Life like stoped.

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