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Anyone from Phoenix metro area on this forum should go to this website.

-- lulu (, January 10, 1999


I wonder, does Phoenix have some sort of grassroots, community organizing going on?

Visit out Tucson Year 2000 Center web site...this is a grassroots, community organization- volunteers and concerned citizens doing something to get ourselves ready for Y2K. We meet weekly in small work groups, and then monthly on a larger scale. We just started our own local bulletin board (forum) also. Visit our web page at


-- Joseph (, January 10, 1999.

Hi, Lulu & Joseph, I was born in Tucson, lived there 24 years, used to go to Phoenix on weekends. Phoenix is too hot for habitation without artifical supports. An OK but crowded place for winter but come summer it'll be toast without electricity.

Moving may not be an option once Y2K hits if roadblocks are still there or fuel is not available, not to mention Saga-type situations.

Phoenix is hotter & muggier than Tucson. I moved from Tucson because it was too hot even with electricity. In cooler climes at least we can bundle up. Will Phoenix be able to rise from the ashes post Y2K?

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-- Leska (, January 10, 1999.

wow! forget about dodge, get the fuck out of phoenix! your mayor must really have his head up his ass! one good thing - at least you don't have to worry about cold.

-- (@@@.@), January 10, 1999.

When I lived in Phoenix in 1954 it wan't muggy like it is now. MOst houses had evaporative coolers, and they worked fine. What happened since is a very large increase in the volume of water used in irrigation in the city. Some of it evaporates directly, but a lot of it goes into the soil. Trouble is most of that is transpired by vegetation back into the air.

-- Tom Carey (, January 11, 1999.

Got carried away there before I was done.

I meant to point out that with power off, the irrigation pumps won't work, irrigation will stop, the climate will revert to its normal state -- Sonoran desert.

-- Tom Carey (, January 11, 1999.

Yes, I agree that it is hot in the desert, but not unlivable. Do like some of our desert animals, go underground from about 10AM-6PM, longer if you can't tolerate the heat. Building an underground house, cool in the summer, warm in the winter- passive solar heat. Use solar for electric- lot's of sunlight for this! I'll survive.

-- Joseph (, January 11, 1999.

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