Dhe magistrate is calling on the people of Frankfurt to prepare for a possible power outage. “Every household should prepare for the energy crisis in order to be able to bridge ten days,” said environment officer Rosemarie Heilig (The Greens) in the city council.
The city has created a leaflet with advice and rules of conduct. Citizens should get a battery-operated radio so that they can get information even in the event of a power failure. Matches, candles, flashlights and cash are also important. A supply of medicine and food should last for a few days.
As Heilig explained, the magistrate has set up a working group to deal with the energy crisis. In order to save energy, citizens should bleed their radiators and set them to level 3 at most. The establishment of heating rooms is being prepared. Central emergency call points are also to be set up where citizens can report emergencies if the telephone network fails
“We don’t want to unsettle anyone or stir up fears. We don’t want a run on the supermarkets,” said Heilig. However, it is important to be prepared. The FDP city councilor Peter Thoma advises the citizens: “Buy candles and schnapps and hope that it doesn’t get that bad.”