Governor of California Sends Y2K Alert To State Employees : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I just received a three page document titled 'Y2K What2Do' that was allegedly sent to all State of California employees this month. It came directly from Governor Gray Davis's Office of Emergency Services. I was told that this document was originally earmarked for the general public but never saw the light of day in that sector. Should anyone of you clever souls wish to look at this and take the time to put it up on the board, I can be reached via e-mail and will fax it to you. If this is old news I was not aware of it.

-- Barry (, June 23, 1999


Please, anyone who can put it on the board, please do. I am retiree and still on books as annuitant but did not receive notice. Save me a trip into the old workplace. Thanks, Old Gramma

-- Old Gramma (, June 23, 1999.

Barry just faxed the "Y2K What2Do" thing to me. I need to convert it and dump it somewhere, then I'll link to it on this thread. Give me a little time...

-- pshannon (, June 23, 1999.

Why wasn't it posted on the internet to begin with? Don't most state employees have web access?

-- persistant cookie (in@my.browser), June 23, 1999.

Heck, let's do the math on whether CA has advised its employees in time.

It's a bump? Only need one extra weeks' worth of normally consumed items? No problem.

Need a months' extra? You have six months to buy. JIT must be ready to produce 17% more than planned. Starting today.

Two months'? JIT needs to ramp up production by 33%. Starting today.

Three months? JIT must produce at 150% of current rate, starting today.

If people wait until September, it looks like this:

For everybody to have one month: JIT must begin producing at 125% of regular capacity. Starting September 1.

Two months: 150%.

Three months: JIT goes to 175%, or nearly double "normal" capacity.

I'm sure Deck will correct any math mistakes I've made.

-- lisa (, June 23, 1999.

Thanks pshannon!

Look forward to it.


-- Diane J. Squire (, June 23, 1999.

lol Lisa...forget the math, your point is obvious and I totally agree!

hey Barry, thanks for the heads up and I wonder why this didn't go out to every household in Cali. Maybe eventually huh? Say, around December.'re the man buddy! Can't hardly wait.

Mike ==================================================================

-- Michael Taylor (, June 23, 1999.

California Office Of Emergency Services...

Click on their Y2K Emergency Management Page to catch up.

Also down load Y2K Individual Preparedness Guide... a PDF file... linked there.

How do you like this one?

Year 2000 and Law Enforcement: Update and Survey Results - This document is not available on-line, but can be requested by mail, on law enforcement letterhead.


-- Diane J. Squire (, June 23, 1999.

Thanks Diane....

I should have taken a little time to find this myself. Most interesting that the State would spend so much energy on a non-event.

-- Barry (, June 23, 1999.

The OES brochure "Y2K What2Do" has been around for awhile. You can get it here in Acrobat format.

It is available to groups that ask for it. I first saw it at one of the local preparedness meetings.

Most of us on this forum may think that one week is not enough preparation, given our high uncertainty about how the problems will play out, but if 50% of Californians took the advice given in this brochure, we could get through a median-level scenario without much difficulty.

-- Alan Rushby (, June 23, 1999.

Bah! The link didn't work because it's got too many characters.

Cut and paste this:$file/Y2Kn'ltr .pdf then remove the space before the .pdf

-- Alan Rushby (, June 23, 1999.


Your link isn't working... says "document contains no data."


-- Diane J. Squire (, June 23, 1999.

Thats the same, 4-page, PDF document currently linked off the OES site. Y2KNewsletter/$file/Y2Kn'ltr.pdf

Barry, is that what you have? And what pshannon is converting?


BTW, if you have the complete internet PDF code of a document, you can send an e-mail to:

The Subject line can be anything, but ONLY one pdf code can be in the body of the message.

Within a couple minutes Adobe will send you back a text coverted copy. Youll miss the graphics, but it allows the Adobe Acrobat challenged to see what its all about.

-- Diane J. Squire (, June 23, 1999.


Yes and Yes to your questions. I received this in printed fax form from back East this morning and was not aware that it was up on a site. With your instructions,I had no problem linking to the site and locating the PDF file. Thanks!

-- Barry (, June 23, 1999.

This link below should work:

The Document In Question - PDF Format

-- Simon Richards (, June 24, 1999.

Not only did it not go out to all residents of CA, it has not gone out to many that will serve under OES direction WTSHTF. It's been on the website since Feb, they have yet to get it to essential emergency service personnel & families. I don't expect it to have much impact.

-- flora (***@__._), June 24, 1999.

Thank you for posting the link to the pdf. Barry faxed me a fax, and no matter what I did it looked horrible and was barely readable. Now I can give up. It was the same thing, BTW...

-- pshannon (, June 24, 1999.


Thanks for trying... you deserve a latte!



-- Diane J. Squire (, June 24, 1999.

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