A lot has happened during Kuwait’s blackout few days ago but it wasn’t all fun and candles, there was a lot of acts of kindness too. Like the guy in the photo above, he put on the high visibility jacket on and helped out coordinate one of the places that had disabled traffic lights, his not the only one either. I’ve seen similar images including sometimes a group of guys helping.
Someone was having his wedding on that unlucky day when everything suddenly went dark, instead of calling it off early they lit up some candles and the ceremony continued. I’d say he lived through a pretty cool wedding and has an even cooler story to tell his kids when they grow up.
There was a football match during the blackout between Al Arabia and Al Salmiya teams. When the lights went off both sides of the fans started waving their phones which from a wideview was eye-catching. I wonder whether the game continued after the lights went on or if they called the game off.
Abdullah Al Senafi, a blind citizen had a tweet that went viral that day when he mentioned everyone was fearful in his area when the electricity went off except him, he was living his life like any other day. A wake up call to those who take the gift of eyesight for granted, we couldn’t handle minutes of darkness, imagine a lifetime.
Last but not least is the video of the Qatari attempting to bring back some electricity to Kuwait back from his country. No one should take it seriously, in fact I think Kuwait had the most laughs out of it.
As for the reason of the blackout, it was due to a 2000MW unit knocking out at Subbiya power plant.