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Bahrain Outage
Aug 23, 2004

Bahrain Loses Power in 130-Degree Heat
The power went off across Bahrain on Monday because of a technical fault, slowing business, hitting U.S. Navy operations and leaving people without air conditioning in the heat and humidity of the Persian Gulf. Temperatures soared by midday to about 130 F when wind and humidity is factored in. Bahrainis sought relief by driving in circles in their air-conditioned cars. Some fled to shopping malls, hospitals, airport lounges and other places that had enough auxiliary power to run air conditioners -- until such facilities began to feel overwhelmed.