Rescue efforts abound during national power outage

Israel saw nation-wide power outages today (Tuesday) following malfunctions in the generators of the Electricity Authority.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

IEC workers in action
IEC workers in action
Yossi Weiss, PR

Israel saw nation-wide power outages today (Tuesday) following malfunctions in the generators of the Electricity Authority.

The Authority announced that flow of electricity would be renewed shortly, and that already more than 95% of the electricity supply had been reinstated.

Citizens reported power outages in Tel Aviv, Bnei Brak, Haifa, Petah Tikvah, Ashkelon, among other areas. The outages were apparently caused by malfunctions in the generators of the Rotenberg and Durad power plants in the area of Ashkelon.

In 8 different cases, firefighters and rescue teams in Petah Tikvah extricated people stuck in elevators as a result of the power outage.

The Electricity Authority stated that it is checking the circumstances surrounding the generator malfunctions.




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