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A blackout crisis drill was held in the Estonian capital

Jan 18, 2023

Exercise KOV-79 SÄRTSU took place in Tallinn on Tuesday in case of short-term and long-term blackouts, in which crisis groups from all Estonian municipalities and representatives of providers of vital services participated.

This was reported by Postimees.

"They discussed potential danger spots, the readiness of various departments and areas of the city, and scenarios for action. This is when there is no electricity for up to 72 hours and it is minus 15 degrees outside," said one of the leaders of the crisis headquarters, Tallinn Municipal Police Chairman Aivar Toompere.

The exercise consisted of various cases, which were solved in the form of discussions in all local governments of Estonia simultaneously in real-time. The overall leader of the exercise and the developer of the exercise was the Rescue Department of the city.

"There is a lot of food for thought, and there are certainly places we still need to work on. The goal of the exercise is to find them and find solutions to better deal with a possible real crisis," said the head of the crisis headquarters, Tallinn Vice Mayor Vladimir Svet.

Author - Olena Madiak, 18/01/2023

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