No telly, no internet, we know nothing. And the battery of the mobile phone is soon empty.

The battery of the mobile phone is soon empty - Comment on 2012 October 31

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"Here in the home in New York we probably know less than the people in Germany." Also yesterday evening power was still off. "No telly, no internet, we know nothing. And the battery of the mobile phone is soon empty." Read more:

Here excerpts from reports I read today:

 

Unfortunately there was no internet and no cable television; she actually has no idea what happens out there. "Below of the 39th Street there is no electricity in Manhattan", we inform her. "In the 14th Street a power station is gone off. Parts of the subway are under water. It does not look good. "

 

"Sandy" and its results: German in New York: That is how I experienced the horror storm

He experienced the monster storm at close quarters: Volker Hanke (44) from Schlangen near Paderborn lives since some time in New York. We reached him yesterday on New York island Staten Island.

Already Sunday the weather was very unpleasant, he said. "And it got worse and worse: Then the light started to flicker in my flat. At 8.00 p.m. it stopped completely", he said. Power failure. And outside the rain lashes.

"It was as strong as in a car wash", said Volker Hanke. "I was afraid that the storm smashes the windows."

"Here in the home in New York we probably know less than the people in Germany." Also yesterday evening power was still off. "No telly, no internet, we know nothing. And the battery of the mobile phone is soon empty."

"The underground will definitely not go for days."

17 Hours he held out with his friend in his flat. "In the meantime it is still very windy. I at once go outside. A neighbour has a piece of equipment with which one can charge his mobile phone from a car battery."

 

Now this reminds me of the situation last year in Tokyo after the big earthquake and the tsunami: first power failure and then empty batteries.

As a result I bought a torch which works without batteries, a hand-pressing flashlight. I only have to slightly shift a little button and a lever comes out and that I press a couple of times and then I have light for a considerable time. And the torch was probably cheaper than a normal one where one still has to also buy batteries.

Now I am looking for a mobile phone and a notebook computer and a radio with such a lever.

Here the webpage about Tokyo (2011 Mar 14 Earthquake in Japan): "Some try to reach friends over the cell phone but the connection does not work. Fixed-lines are disconnected."

And here the webpage with the report, similar to the one of New York, from Tokyo (2011 Mar 17 (2) Empty batteries): "I then needed about eight hours to come home because the regional rail traffic was completely cut off and I tried several times on the way to buy batteries for my empty cell phone. Without success."

The connections do not work.

There is of course a connection which always works, and that is the one towards the top. To get more and more used to this connection is the permanent striving.

And here a webpage with another report: 2011 Apr 02 Communication in quake areas.

 

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