The grantee shall not be held in default under, or in noncompliance with, the provisions of the franchise, nor suffer any enforcement or penalty relating to noncompliance or default including termination, cancellation or revocation of the franchise, where such noncompliance or alleged defaults occurred or were caused by strike, riot, war, earthquake, flood, tidal wave, severe weather conditions or other catastrophic act of nature, labor disputes, inability to obtain necessary contract labor or materials, governmental, administrative or judicial order or regulation or other event that is reasonably beyond the Grantee’s ability to anticipate and control and that makes performance impossible.