Prague has launched a massive blackout exercise

Prague City Hall on Wednesday launched a massive blackout exercise simulating a 72-hour long power outage, the authorities said. The police, fire fighters and other parts of the city’s emergency response systems are testing Prague’s preparedness for similar situations. The exercise, which will not affect life in the city, will end at 6 PM on Friday; institutions such as government offices and foreign embassies which do not fall under the authority of the capital are not included in the simulation.