When I arrived home my clock was flashing. Elementary my dear Watson, a power failure. Enquiries revealed it was that very hot day last Friday, everyone turned on their air-conditioning and out went the suburb, all day.
Out in the bush it was a day of total fire ban. And hot as hades. And windy. Naturally you’d want to know where the fires were …
The CFA have been running TV ads urging people to check the warnings before they travel. Nonetheless I heard a spokesman today say that they were taken by surprise by the volume of hits on their website on the first real fire risk day of the season! Naturally the web site buckled under the strain. Meanwhile the CFA app is not working so well either.
Make sure your fire plan is in place. If it depends on access to real time information or the availability of power … make another plan.