Same here! It is a beautiful sight in the morning, but there were deadly landslides in another part of this district.
Rain is so heavy and we just lost electricity!
@simsa03 We are back! :)
Yes, the situation is still the same. Hospitals have backup power generators, so nothing gets interrupted during an outage. Phone and Internet connections continue to work because service providers have backup generators.
It is entirely a different story for ordinary citizens, schools and small - medium scale businesses. This is specially the case during the pandemic because many people now work from home. Everything comes to a standstill.
@simsa03 We don't have local or decentralized power generators. The best you can do is buying your own generator for your business or home, or deploying your own solar power system.
@simsa03 Solar panels aren't widespread because they are very expensive. All the sectors and people you mention depend on electricity. And they get affected whenever there is an outage.
What I post is largely about where I live. When I was living in Colombo or Kandy I never experienced power outages.
Dependence on electricity changes from province to province. But these days it is almost universal because schools and other work places have to operate remote.
@simsa03 hm, cannot really say the 'middle class' here can afford solar panels. Maybe the affluent sections of the upper middle class can. But it is very rare.
I had a series of power and broadband outages. That is why it took a while to reply to your question! :D
@simsa03 If you walk down the streets in my hometown during a power outage, you'll see everyone who can afford a fuel generator has it running on the pavement outside of their shops and restaurants, and the rest of the shops look like black holes. You pass the generator and enter the shop, inhaling the smoke. Most of them are very noisy too.
@simsa03 This isn't a huge market. Only a small minority of shops have generators.
Most people simply wait until the power supply is restored. This is the case with ordinary citizens who don't run businesses or offices for the public.
Again, this is not a nationwide situation. I think my area is far above average levels when it comes to power outages.
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