"Bunker" In Ohio Ready for Y2k?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Last week the DRUDGE REPORT issued a detailed story about a bunker located five stories below the city in downtown Los Angeles -- a bunker that has enough power, food and water to sustain 50 people for two years.
Now the DAYTON DAILY NEWS is reporting that state officials in Ohio are ready to move government operations into their own "Bunker" at year's end -- just in case the Y2K computer problem turns serious!
Ohio's Emergency Operations Center is located in a $13 million concrete structure eight miles northwest of downtown Columbus. Officials plan to start staffing the bunker 12 hours a day on Dec. 29, and 24 hours a day from Dec. 31 until no longer necessary, the DAILY NEWS said.
Should a power plant or water utility fail, relief efforts can be coordinated from 12 feet underground.
The high-security reinforced concrete building is surrounded by a barbed wire fence, and has its own dormitories, water well, food, filtered air supply and power. The governor and his Cabinet have a room with a television monitor.
The Ohio "Bunker," as described, is a closet compared to the command center under Los Angeles.
L.A.'s ATSAC has one wall with two rows of 40 large flat panel display screens -- screens that monitor views from remote controlled cameras placed throughout the Los Angeles area.
"These cameras are our eyes," one government source explained to the DRUDGE REPORT.
One camera pans across the infamous Florence and Normandy intersection. One camera is mounted on the South East corner of the MTA Building; another is on the North West. One camera is at the corner of Caesar Chavez and Vignes looking out on the intersection by the new city jail.
One camera placed on the roof of a 28-story building has demonstrated dramatic zoom capabilities. With the camera, you could spot a pimple on someone's face on street level.
The DRUDGE REPORT has not been able to learn how many cameras have been placed throughout the city, but most appear to be mounted on public buildings.
-- sww (email@example.com), March 10, 1999
Also see this thread about the "Emergency Operations Center" near Columbus:
-- Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 10, 1999.
Anyone else here from Ohio, Centeral here myself. Would like to compare notes on local supplies with anyone from the area. If interesed, leave a post and I'll get back to you from my real e mail address. Thanks
-- Ohio Guy (email@example.com), March 10, 1999.
I live here in Ohio and we saw that article in the newspaper on Sunday,don't you know that when I went to work the next day no one said anything about it!!Not a word!!We are thinking of asking some of our state officials how much food is stored in those bunkers...72 Hours worth?????
-- rooster (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 10, 1999.
I'm living in northwestern Ohio, but I was born in Columbus. I couldn't believe it when I heard about the bunker. At first I thought they intended to shelter many needy citizens. I don't know if there are adequate provisions for a long term stay, but my brother said he heard they would have pizza delivered there. I still don't know if he was joking...
-- dinosaur (email@example.com), March 12, 1999.
To all cleve area people, did you see on channel 8 this a.m. the y2k update with someone from 'the bunker' he was from Ohio Emergency Management. He stated that the news media 'hyped' up the supposed bunker that they are actually in a basement of the office bldg there. Just FYI. He also said 'dont worry be happy' 3 days of food is all. I just wish someone with truth would speak up.
-- consumer (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 12, 1999.