"If you are prepared, you can do a lot for yourself and your loved ones in an emergency situation! Therefore, plan now!"
District Administrator Sebastian Schuster
Our electricity supply in Germany is one of the safest in Europe. But even here, not only short-term power outages are possible, but also longer ones.
The Rhein-Sieg region and its 19 cities and communities are intensively preparing for possible emergency situations and doing everything to keep themselves safe from crises. However, it is just as important to take personally precautions and to check how well prepared you are for unforeseen events. This applies are not only to a possible power outage, but also, for example, in the event of a storms or other severe weather condition.
Here you will find valuable tips how on to take precautions and an overview of contact points in cities and municipalities in the event of a prolonged power outage.
What does a power outage mean?
When the power goes out, it immediately becomes obvious how much we depend on electrical energy. This affects not only our own homes but also the public infrastructure. Here is a brief overview:
How should I prepare myself?
Where can I get information and help?
Media and warning apps
In the event of a power outage, you can get information, if it is still possible, through publicly available warning apps such as Nina as well as on the radio.
In addition, all cities and municipalities in the Rhein-Sieg district have set up decentralized contact points where you can obtain information in the event of a prolonged power outage.
Contact points of the cities and communities
In the event of a prolonged power outage, there will be decentralized contact points in every city and municipality that are illuminated. You can also report medical emergencies there, which will be forwarded to the Rhein-Sieg Area Fire and Rescue Control Center. There you can also get information about the current situation at the contact points.
Please note that contact points are not meeting and assembly points. Some of the cities and municipalities have also set up other services, such as support centers, which go beyond the minimum standards of contact points and centers. Information on this is available through the information channels of your city or municipal administration.
Police contact points
The following police stations in the Rhein-Sieg district take emergency calls around the clock in the event of a prolonged power failure:
Police Station Eitorf, Bahnhofstraße 10
Police Station Hennef, Bahnhofstraße 25
Police Station Meckenheim, Willi-Meyers-Straße 2
Police Station Rheinbach, Grabenstraße 15
Police Station Sankt Augustin, Rathausallee 2
Police Station Siegburg, Frankfurter Straße 12-18
Police Station Troisdorf, Poststraße 65