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No backup plan is present should a Europe-wide power blackout occur, experts warned at a conference on „Sudden Blackout“ in Vienna Thursday.
„National crisis management is not enough, as it requires technical communication to be possible,“ said Herbert Saurugg, initiator of the conference.
He added broader society must be a part of problem-solving efforts, including the first step of acknowledging that a large-scale power outage is a possibility.
Ideally 50 percent of the population should also know what to do in such a situation, particularly when oil, gas, food, and water supplies are potentially cut off, according to Saurugg.