February 27, 2001: Blackout!
|When I was making a web page for March, I heard a strange sound and my PC screen went black. What happened? I turned to my husband and found his PC was also blackened.
I soon checked all the electricity in the home by turning on the lights. A half part of the house didn't answered me.
I called up Kyushu Power Co., Ltd for emergency help. A large ambulance like this dashed in.
|An engineer tested the leakage breaker only to find no response. He cut off all the breakers and dashed out.|
|He got on a large repair box and lifted himself to the top of an electric pole.|
|The repair car is hoisted by large hydraulic cylinders like this.|
|The repair box neared the wiring at the top of the pole for checking the electrical fuse that flows the electric power into my house.|
|In the beauty of the sunset, the deteriorated safety fuse was replaced.|
|When I put on the breaker on the wall, all the light lit brilliantly and PCs started to boot and disk scanning began. I was really relieved.
I was lucky that the power came back before dark. Thank you quick response, Kyushu Power!