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.