What is a Power Outage: A Power Outage, also known as a blackout, power failure or power cut, is a short-or-long term loss of electric power to a location. These locations can run from a small block to entire city grid system. Power outages occur from many situations. Several examples of Power Outage causes would be faults at power stations, damage to electric transmission lines, short circuits, overloading of electricity mains or simply natural disaster damage to all the above.
Location: Small blocks to entire city grids
Duration: A power outage may last seconds to weeks depending on the damage done
Caveat: Power Outages are particularly critical in areas where environment and public safety are at risk. Examples of these areas would be hospitals, sewage treatment plants, and telecommunications stations.