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Decided to see whats Y2K new at FEMA these days.
Their Y2K section...
First EENET Y2K Show Now Online
Washington, May 25, 1999 - The EENET broadcast "Y2K: A Leadership Issue... A matter of will and judgement" is now available online.
This is the first of three programs on Y2K that will look at Year 2000 issues from an emergency management perspective.
Featured are planning, emergency response, community, and public information issues, in light of leadership and community preparation. To demonstrate actions, Montgomery County Maryland, a municipality of about 850,000 people that borders Washington, DC. was visited. Several panels of representatives who have extensive emergency management experience, and who are involved with Year 2000 preparations, discussed community preparation, and how Y2K does not need to become a disaster. Included in each of the programs will be issues and summaries from the FEMA Regional Y2K Preparation & Consequences Management Workshops that were conducted during February and March 1999.
Y2K Regional Workshop Material Available
Washington, June 24, 1999 -- Information, briefing materials and reports from FEMA's Regional Y2K Workshops is now available.
Held in March and April, 1999, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Y2K Workshops were designed to help the nation's emergency management community prepare for potential Y2K transition issues.
The workshops provided a forum for state and federal emergency managers to discuss Y2K readiness issues, potential consequences of Y2K disruptions and the coordination of necessary responses among local, state and federal responders.
Updated: June 24, 1999
Y2K & You: A New Horizon (1.0 MByte PDF File) - Provides information in response to questions and concerns raised by FEMA employees about Y2K.
This is the recent "surface stuff." Now it's time to DIG.
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), June 30, 1999
Earlier FEMA links...
FEMA: Y2K Problems can be Avoided? FEMA Official Statements (Koskinen Too), Workshop Schedules, Links & New Y2K Materials
LINKS: Know Your FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 30, 1999.
MY, MY , MY, THE GAL' NEVER REST,S---TB2000-FORUM. IS ACTUALLY THE> ''D.J. SQUIRE--HAPPY--HOUR'' and you say i took up space?
-- al-d. (CATT@ZIANET.COM), June 30, 1999.
Funny FEMA and the Red Cross are the only big organizations trying to tell people to prepare for disasters. They are pushing the concept of "if you have thought about a problem, you can be prepared for it.
Unfortunatly, not enough people aroung the US are prepared for a disaster of any kind. If they only had the supplies listed in the FEMA preparedness section you would not have to look at their pathetic lives on the nightly news after the disaster. You have heard the stories, I did not think that the hurricane was going to hit. Gee you did not see it comming, it was 100 miles across. Gee, I thought that Tornadoes only hit trailer parks and shopping malls.
The disaster will happen, it is just around the corner. It might not be y2k either. They will happen, it is only a matter of time.
-- Ned P Zimmer (email@example.com), June 30, 1999.
Al-d renamed Don Quixote. Later goes on crusade to save the Internet from "elitists". Winds up getting knocked unconcious with a box of hard cover bibles Wakes up realizes what an ass he was all along.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 30, 1999.
Several panels of representatives who have extensive emergency management experience, and who are involved with Year 2000 preparations, discussed community preparation, and how Y2K does not need to become a disaster.
It seems the expectation is that Y2K will become a disaster unless community preparation takes place. How do they expect to get community preparation accomplished with John Koskinen running around telling everyone it won't be a problem and no one needs to prepare?
How do they expect community preparation with a very determined hardcore nucleus of individuals/families who are prepared?
-- de (email@example.com), June 30, 1999.
Last line should be:
How do they expect community preparation without a very determined hardcore nucleus of individuals/families who are prepared?
-- de (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 30, 1999.
al-d, Diane is a great example of how to post productivly,she's polite,succint,on topic,and she doesn't wast threads on o.t.drivel
-- zoobie (email@example.com), July 01, 1999.
An excellent FEMA link on risk assessment worth checking out:
-- Linkmeister (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 02, 1999.