Soldiers suffer after air-conditioners fail in record-breaking heat

The electricity company reported that the all-time high for power usage reached 12,921 megawatts.

By YVETTE J. DEANE
July 25, 2018 17:03
An IDF soldier

An IDF soldier. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
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Reserve soldiers in an infantry battalion are complaining of harsh conditions on Wednesday after their air conditioners broke down due to record-breaking power consumption during a heatwave, Walla! news reported.

The soldiers were forced to stay in unused tents because of the mishap, and 15 soldiers needed medical treatment due to dehydration.

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The electricity company reported that the all-time high for power usage reached 12,921 megawatts at 2:50 p.m due to the extreme weather conditions.

The previous peak from September 2015 was 12,905 megawatts.

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