“Blackout” in the news

Publications and example sentences

The Guardian
· Cummings’ contempt for lockdown rules makes the public feel like fools  
To use the Blitz analogy that England apparently cannot escape, it’s fine to leave your lights on during the blackout if you’re an important person with documents to read.
The Age
· Solace in the kitchen: why we are vying for sourdough one-upmanship  
“We ought to proceed with the puzzle, especially in view of the fact it is possible there will now be bleak blackout hours – or if not that then certainly a need for relaxation of some kind or other.” Margaret Farrar – the crossword’s editor – added a postscript: “I don’t think I have to sell you on the increased demand for this sort of pastime in an increasingly worried world.”
The Guardian
· Western Australia storm: 50,000 homes without power as state battered by wild weather  
The extreme weather peaked on Sunday, with 62,000 homes experiencing a blackout.
The New York Times
· The Coronavirus Doesn't Mean We Can Forget Our Promise to Veterans  
When he asked whether I suffered blackouts or short-term memory loss after a handful of head-ringing encounters with improvised explosive devices, I again said no.
The New York Times
· The Daunting Prospect of a Hurricane in a Pandemic  
MIAMI — It’s deep into the summer and a massive hurricane looms off the Florida coast, threatening enormous destruction and widespread power blackouts.