Hong Kong Gov Says Store Up for Y2K

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I have visited HK many times, it is a beautiful City...

But it is a real Big City, this could be real trouble.. If the panic starts in Asia it will spread and spread quickly.... Watch out it may be a big wave on the way....



Friday May 14 1999

Store extra food for Y2K days, say police

RHONDA LAM WAN People are to be advised to store extra food and candles at the end of the year to guard against potential Y2K problems.

And police are drawing up contingency plans to deal with possible bank runs, chemical spills and failures in prison security, legislators were told yesterday.

Officials would be running "orchestrated and intensive public relations strategies" in the run-up to December 31, Assistant Commissioner of Police Peter Halliday told Legco's security panel.

Deputy Secretary for Security Chang King-yiu said that domestic power and gas supplies were not a matter of life and death and losing them temporarily would not spark panic.

"We are considering giving some tips such as recommending people to prepare mobile phones and informing them of the nearest police stations," she said.

During the millennium changeover period, police will limit leave to a maximum of five per cent of staff.

The Fire Services Department will ask off-duty staff to be on standby at critical buildings and the Immigration Department is to cancel all leave.

-- helium (heliumavid@yahoo.com), May 14, 1999



This article is from the South China Morning Post, a very reputible News organization located in Hong Kong.

-- helium (heliumavid@yahoo.com), May 14, 1999.

Thanks Helium. I am glad to see more in the way of internatonal stories being posted here. Hong Kong would be a rough place to be if TSHTF. Have you noticed we are saying that about more and more places these days?

-- Mike Lang (webflier@erols.com), May 14, 1999.

Did the HK article mention the public water supply?

-- Tom Carey (tomcarey@mindspring.com), May 15, 1999.

Tom, isn't it odd how humans keep taking for granted water, the #2 absolute necessity for life itself? Thank God the air is not dependent on computers to reach us!

-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), May 15, 1999.

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