Power shortage, pandemic seen as greatest risks to Switzerland


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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