Mar 25, 2011

Planned blackout

Today, I watched TV program regarding issues caused by planned blackout. It was a story about an ALS patient who was hospitalized in Saitama.

As he could not breath himself, he used a breathing machine in hospital. It is a problem when breathing machines stop without electricity because of planned blackout.

When blackout happens at home, other batteries can hold only three hours. If planned blackout would be extended, he would not be able to breath. Because of this situation, it was decided for him to be hospitalized.

When planned blackout was carried out when he was in hospital, emergency battery lasted only three hours then light oil was used to generate electricity. It was difficult to get light oil at that time. There was very long line at gas stations to get light oil.

As soon as started, nurses went to check if breathing machines were working.

It is our problem, too. What do we do when my son uses breathing machine? Anxiety has been heavily growing on me. What if electricity stop…..I am really scared.

We use electricity without thinking, but I realized that saving electricity could save lives of many people. It is up to each of us.

Haven't you forgotten something important?

Translated by Ai Hongo

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