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Check this link out everyone and send to others. Check out under govt. documents what the local coast guard is telling their people to prepare for.

I lived through the 67 riots in Motown, this time we will have beans, rice and AR15's with plenty of SS109's.

And you folks who think there in no problem, wakeup!!! Ern Been there done that!

-- Ern (, June 20, 1999


Where is the link?

-- Look (, June 20, 1999.

here ya go

-- Don (, June 20, 1999.

June 1999

Ninth District prepares for Y2K problem

The Ninth Coast Guard District is taking an Incident Command System (ICS) approach to dealing with the Y2K (Millennium Bug) problem.

Earlier this year, Ninth District Instruction 3010 tasked all units to develop Y2K Business Continuity Contingency Plans (BCCP). These plans involve assessments, planning and exercises that will help units to respond to any contingency that Y2K may cause.

... Many people do not realize that computers run many aspects of society including stoplights, water, gas, electricity, phones, financial transactions, GPS systems, and thousands of other systems.

Other factors of the problem are embedded microchips that are not capable of being detected or expensive to correct, potential business (supplier) problems, widespread public speculation ranging from doomsday scenarios to failure to recognize that a potential problem exists.

Another very real possibility is what is referred to as the "domino effect". The domino effect features one business relying on one or more other businesses to operate. If just one business in the chain has Y2K-related problems, the whole chain may fail.

An example of this would be if the railroad system goes down, there would be no coal for the electric companies. If there is no coal, there is no power. If there is no power, nothing will run. Of course, this is an extreme example of a domino effect but there are many other scenarios of varying scope and impact.

Ninth District approach
LCDR Kevin Lyon, the Ninth District Readiness Staff Officer, said that Groups, Marine Safety Officers, Air Stations, and Cutters will exercise their plans in August. They will do so in coordination with their local communities. After that, they will improve their plans based on lessons learned from the exercises.

The Ninth District is also coordinating response planning and exercises with the Canadian Coast Guard. Joint planning and exercises will ensure that the Coast Guard, U.S. or Canadian, will be able to respond in the event of a Y2K incident.

Because of our societys extreme dependency on computers, personal impacts may very well include loss of power, heat, water, communications, transportation, shortages of food and basic supplies, erroneous financial transactions, inability to access personal funds from financial institutions, temporary loss of employment, and other significant disruptions.

Current predictions indicate that we will lose electric power for at least a day, and possibly for more than a week. These power outages will be varied throughout the country depending on each companys compliance, the type of fuel used for generating the electricity, and whether or not they become a part of the domino effect.

Getting Ready

LCDR Lyon said that the Ninth District is taking an organizational approach to the Y2K problem with the BCCPs. "Every member, however, has to make an individual decision as to what to do to get ready.

Check with manufacturers of any essential computer-controlled electronic equipment in your home to see if that equipment may be affected. Examples of this equipment are:

Fire and security alarm systems
Programmable thermostats
Electronic locks
Consumer electronics
Medical monitoring equipment

Ensure that all special medical needs such as regularly taken prescriptions are going to be available. Check with your doctor about getting extra refills so that you will have enough to last you in the event that they cannot be filled.

Start saving now to have cash set aside for living expenses (food, needed supplies, emergency expenses). Cash may be necessary because electronic transactions (ATMs, credit cards, etc.) may not be accepted.

Keep paper copies of any electronic records. Make floppy disk back-ups of all important computer files.

Prepare for total loss of electricity in early January 2000. Consider how you will heat your home, cook your food, get fresh water, and address personal hygiene.

Plan to have alternative heat sources available such as fireplaces, wood stoves, or freestanding kerosene heaters. Make sure that there is adequate ventilation to prevent the build up of carbon monoxide, other gases or smoke. Buy a battery powered carbon monoxide detector.

Have extra blankets or sleeping bags, coats, hats, and gloves to keep warm. Have an adequate supply of fuel or batteries.

Be prepared to relocate to a shelter for warmth and protection during a prolonged power outage or for any other reason that local officials request or require that you leave home.

The Red Cross recommends stocking enough supplies for seven days, which may include:

Non-perishable foods
Stored water (1 gallon per person per day)
Prescription and non-prescription medications
Battery-powered radio
First Aid supplies
Alternative light sources
Extra batteries
Toilet paper
Personal hygiene items
Baby needs
Dental supplies
Trash bags
Pet supplies

Automobiles may malfunction. Check with the manufacturer of your automobile to see if it is Y2K compliant. Plan to fill your automobile with gas a day or two before December 31st, 1999.

Be aware of rail crossings. Some microprocessor-based gate and signaling controls have failed Y2K tests.

There are certain Y2K critical dates for you to keep in mind. Of special interest to the boating community is August 22, 1999. This is the GPS rollover date. The satellite counter will rollover, potentially providing inaccurate information to GPS receivers. Users should contact manufactures for more information.

-- boaters (caught@meme.doom), June 21, 1999.

I would be impressed if the link was to an actual Coast Guard page... it's second hand, if not out right bull shit garbage like this that convince the polly's that the GI's are full of shit...

-- Carl (, June 21, 1999.

United States Coast Guard (a dot mil site) welcome.html

Coast Guard Y2K page... m/y2k.htm

-- Diane J. Squire (, June 21, 1999.

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