Power shortage, pandemic seen as greatest risks to Switzerland

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/risk-analysis_power-shortage–pandemic-seen-as-greatest-risks-to-switzerland/41526026

In its 2015 risk analysis report, the Swiss government has named an electricity shortage as the biggest risk facing the country, followed by a pandemic and a heat wave.
The report, issued by the Swiss Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP), cites the risk of a widespread power shortage due to a possible general electricity shortage of 30% during winter months. Such a scenario, the FOCP said, would lead to more than –CHF 100 billion ($105 billion) in damages to individuals and the economy.

The rest of the top ten risks the FOCP believes Switzerland could face include:

2. A pandemic

3. A heat wave

4. An earthquake

5. A regional power shortage

6. A storm

7. A telecommunications failure

8. A wave of refugees

9. A plane crash

10. A disease outbreak among animals

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