Energy Diary

Calling for help


Nattavaara, Gällivare, Sweden Inga-Lillie Axelsson, 81, retired.

 © Simon Eliasson

© Simon Eliasson

I've had around 30 to 40 short outages during the past six months. I keep the bathtub filled with water and make sure to keep canned food, as well as a battery-powered light and radio, and a gas stove.

The worst part is that even the phone stops working; it worries me that if I fall I won't be able to call for help.

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