What was that town?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Help me out, please. A recently crashed PC and cluttered mind lead me to ask: Does anyone have a link to a story about the city that did Y2K rehearsals? I'm about to send a letter to our Mayor. Aaarrrrgggg!!!!! Thanks.
-- Mike (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 21, 1998
Y2KToday has an article "Texas City stages test on Y2K Doomsday effect". I can't give you the direct link to the archived article, it keeps bringing me back to their homepage (y2kToday's site is annoying as it doesn't work like most.) But you can search for it easily in their search engine, I entered the name "Lubbock" and got it right away.
-- Chris (email@example.com), October 21, 1998.
-- Mike (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 21, 1998.
Mike, down below under Y2K Media Coverage is the article I printed from the AP. It is under the thread Texas Proud.
-- Gayla Dunbar (email@example.com), October 21, 1998.
There's an MSNBC article in which the emergency director of that town reported to congress, at:
Read the last line.......he says it's up to us to prevent problems by being prepared.
rocky, who hopes he closed the bold and italics properly this time.
-- rocky (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 22, 1998.
Other towns to do web search on,...towns/townships doing a lot of community preparations are: Ithaca, New York, Lowell, Massachusetts, Medford, Oregon. Medford had 700 people turn out for their first Y2K town meeting,...shocked the hell out of everyone.
Still here in Fullerton, California trying to convince my city that resident preparation is essential and critical. Still no word back from them...thinking I'll up the ante and mention that it would be courageous to use Y2K preparation and the silence of most "leaders" as last hours platforms for their elections that happen in about 10 days or so.
Go rabble rouse in your towns, Dear Hearts,...
-- Donna Barthuley (email@example.com), October 22, 1998.
Another town ahead of the game is Norfolk, Nebraska.
-- Kay P. (Y2Kay@usa.net), October 28, 1998.
Marietta, GA (inside Cobb County) is ahead of the problem - but I have very little trust that Atlanta (immediately south of Cobb County, across the river) has begun to prepare yet.
There is more data about these two in there own thread under the "government" section.
-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 28, 1998.