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Can anyone tell me where known major y2k/disaster bunkers are currently located (or under construction). I'm aware of the LA one Drudge reported on awhile back, but it seems I recall hearing about others. I'm mainly interested in taxpayer-funded rather than private ones. Thanks!
-- Meg (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 14, 1999
The nicest ones are in the NE. Mayor Guliani's bunker on the 23 floor of the World Trade Center is said to be really great. Reservations are now being accepted for New Years, and for $225 that includes all accommodations, a glass of champagne at midnight and a noisemaker. I hear its BYOB (Bring your own bullets) but assault rifles will be provided. HTH!
-- Prince (Party@like.its 1999), July 14, 1999.
De bunkers were at:
But they moved on, quess it's a sign of the times.
You'll just have to keep looking for de bunkers.
-- No (Problem@all.com), July 14, 1999.
Dayton, Ohio: Bunker
-- mabel (email@example.com), July 14, 1999.
mt weather, virginia
greenbrier, west virginia
these are national types, for pres, congress, etc. greenbrier was exposed after all nuclear danger passed. you do know that not a single nuclear missile is targeted at our kids and i never had sex with that woman.
-- archie (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 14, 1999.
US Sets Up Bunkers To Beat Millennium Chaos
-- (Telegr@p.h), July 14, 1999.
I thought there was one in colombus Ohio
-- Moore Dinty moore (email@example.com), July 14, 1999.
Columbus, OH is probably the old SAC command post at the former Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base (Lockbourne AFB before that). Another similar set up was the Nebraska state command post mentioned in Lincoln, NE which would likely be the SAC facility at Lincoln AFB. I wonder how many other states are putting these old military facilities to such good use these days?
-- Wildweasel (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 14, 1999.
That site must have gotten hot. It was there, now its gone (7pm)
-- KoFE (your@town.USA), July 14, 1999.
I have a small one on the island of Kaua'i...
-- Mad Monk (email@example.com), July 14, 1999.
(cut and pasted from the above link to uktelegraph.)
AMERICA'S major cities are preparing secret command centres and making plans to mobilise armed troops in the event of a possible breakdown of social order if there is widespread computer failure on the eve of 2000.
City fathers are known to be concerned that the so-called Y2K bug could cause widespread power failures, the breakdown of traffic management and difficulties in running everything from airports to ambulances.
The result is a revival of the bunker mentality not seen since the end of the Cold War. Last week New York revealed that its new $12 million emergency command centre was: "Ninety per cent complete but fully operational." The 23rd-floor, 46,000 sq ft complex, near the World Trade Centre in Manhattan, can house up to 100 of the city's most senior employees and is protected behind a wall of bullet-proof glass. It was built above ground because of the risk of flooding from broken water mains.
Mayor Rudi Giuliani ordered the construction of the new control room only last year. While it is designed to deal with any emergency from a terrorist attack to a hurricane, the speed of its construction suggests that New York's planning for possible Y2K chaos is at an advanced stage. It was used for the first time during a snow storm in February.
Other areas are taking similar precautions. State officials in Ohio announced last month that they were ready to move government operations into a $13-million bunker eight miles outside downtown Columbus on Dec 29. The command centre will be manned 24 hours a day from New Year's Eve until it is no longer needed. It is surrounded by barbed wire, with underground dormitories, a filtered air supply, food and water. The Ohio state officials say that it will be used to co- ordinate relief efforts if there is a major failure of public utilities.
The centre's director of operations is James Williams, a retired Army National Guard general who insists that the decision to man the centre for the end of the Millennium is "not a panic situation. If nothing happens, we can go home and watch football."
Los Angeles, which experienced serious rioting following the Rodney King trial in 1992, is understood to be preparing an operations centre five floors beneath a federal building in the centre of the city. The Automated Traffic Signal and Control Centre (ATSAC) is normally used to manage traffic in the notoriously congested Los Angeles area but has the advantage of dozens of remote-control cameras at strategic road junctions which could become the eyes and ears of emergency planners.
The ATSAC command centre is also designed to be proof against earthquakes and nuclear explosions, and is protected by four vault doors similar to those used in banks. It has its own power system and can be reached only by a secret lift. American government officials have admitted that they have no idea of the possible disruption that the Y2K bug could potentially cause in the most technologically dependent nation in the world.
As in Britain, government bodies as well as private companies have been racing against time to ensure that the computers which run everything from nuclear missiles to air traffic control are reprogrammed to work normally from January 1.
Washington has been playing down fears of disruption caused by Y2K computer crashes. Tens of thousands of Americans are less confident, however, and are actively preparing for the worst. Stocks of oil lamps and wood stoves are almost exhausted in many areas, along with supplies of dried foods in quantities which would allow a family to survive for a year.
The US Treasury is also preparing to print hundreds of millions of extra dollars because it believes huge numbers of people will take out extra cash before the New Year as a precaution against cash machines failing to work.
The question of civil disorder is more sensitive. Responsibility for keeping law and order will rest with the National Guard, a part-time force which has access to guns, tanks and even fighter aircraft. Secret discussions are understood to have taken place at the Army Readiness Centre in Washington last summer to prepare for Y2K-related problems.
National Guard units are organised by state but are said to be co- ordinating with Federal agencies on a new command and control system with high-frequency radios, emergency power backup and command centres to be ready by the end of the year. A full recall of all 370,000 and 110,000 army and air National Guard members can only be authorised by Congress and has not taken place since 1940. An initial step would be the cancellation of all armed forces leave on Dec 31.
Canada, which has created a task force of 14,500 military personnel to be mobilised from January 1, as part of Operation Abacus, is a step ahead. It has already put all its 60,000 troops and reservists, with the exception of those on overseas duty, on alert for the Millennium.
-- Mommacares (harringtondesignX@earthlink.net), July 14, 1999.
WW I think you have Columbus and Dayton swapped...
-- Chuck, a night driver (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 15, 1999.
There is one in Columbus-- not at Rickenbacker, but northwest, closer to OSU (Rickenbacker is SE). Don't know about Dayton. Maybe Wright- Patt?
-- yerfdog (email@example.com), July 16, 1999.