Power Pole Crashed

Power supply here in the region is good, but not always stable.

This time it has hit us directly. One of the power poles on the compound fell and endangered the supply to our main building and two staff houses.

This summer we have noticed gusty winds coming from the sea – stronger than usual and in the night from the 7th to the 8th October that pole fell due to the wind pressure and termites. It kept hanging on the wires and endangered the connection being pulled out. Since the generator wires run over the same pole, that could have meant a total black out.

No injuries, no greater damage. The following day the electricity provideer Tanesco changed the pole.