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NEW YORK COUNTIES READY FOR Y2K EMERGENCIES August 15, 1999 The Syracuse Herald Standard reported: "In 144 days, as the final hours tick away before the year 2000, a dozen government officials will descend 24= feet below the Onondaga County Civic Center, prepared for a disaster. The group will spend New Year's Eve inside a 30-by-60-foot emergency operations center in the sub-basement. Equipped with backup radios, a satellite phone and a generator, the emergency team will be prepared to stay in shifts for days or weeks into the new year. Above ground, Onondaga County Department of Transportation crews will spend the night roaming the streets in trucks stocked with up to 175 temporary stop signs. The signs will be placed at major intersections if traffic lights fail. It's not that Onondaga County officials expect widespread chaos to erupt from the Year 2000 computer problem. But they want to be prepared if Central New Yorkers suddenly find themselves without electricity, heat, food or water..." -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- They don't expect widespread chaos but will be 25 feet below ground?

-- Johnny (JLJTM@BELLSOUTH.NET), August 15, 1999


Trust me on this: NY, especially the metro NY areas ARE NOT in any way ready for Y2k with their 911 or fire department systems.

Every day we are finding more services in NY not ready. Many havent done any remediation at all.

-- Fat Tony (, August 15, 1999.

The Truth BE KNOWN:

YIIK Will Be halted by a roll around STOP SIGN.

It is in the STARS!!!!

-- Its (, August 15, 1999.


It should read YKII.

For the record.

-- I'don't (, August 15, 1999.

School starts back soon and these idiots will be pledging Frats again. Stay off my threads or I'll blackball you.

-- Johnny (JLJTM@BELLSOUTH.NET), August 15, 1999.

Is it just me or does anyone else think there is more to this than their fear of y2k chaos? When I hear these 'bunker' stories the first thing that comes to mind are the undergound bomb shelters back in the 50's.

It doesn't make sense to me that these government officials would build undergound bunkers to monitor something they say is not a problem. Help me out here. I KNOW there is more to it - I just don't know what it is? Are they expecting, I mean REALLY expecting wide spread terrorist attacks or something? Or worse! They certainly wouldn't tell the public and cause a panic. And besides, it wouldn't do any good to warn the public anyway, because they couldn't save everybody. Or am I just paronoid? Not!

I really want to know other people's opinion.

Watch what they do, not what they say.

-- flb (, August 15, 1999.

flb- Back in April I posted about how all end of the year leave was cancelled for my dept. and also for the police depts. around the state (I live in Kentucky and am a paramedic). You wouldn't believe the response I got from ALL over the U.S. of nurses, e.r. docs., firemen, police everyone-no time off turkeyday till Jan.1.

I never thought anything would happen prior to the end of the year but all these medical personnel told no time off. Now this story they are going into the bunker before the turnover with trucks driving around with stop signs. What are "they" expecting to happen Before or on the stroke of Midnight? To me If anything it would be at least a week to twenty days later.

-- Johnny (JLJTM@BELLSOUTH.NET), August 15, 1999.

>more to their fear than Y2K?...

Look, Y2K is plenty to fear for any urban area. What is happening is that state and local officials are slowly getting the word that this could be very, very serious, including potential electrical outages during the winter, food and fuel shortgages, and therefore civil unrest.

While so many choose to laugh at Paul Milne and Gary North the actions of local and federal officials are a strong indicator that they are the true "doomers".

-- cgbg jr (, August 15, 1999.

FIB and Johnny

I hope this might help answer some of your questions.


DoDis preparing to respond to request for assistance from civil authorities both domestically and overseas during thee Y2K transition period.DoD recognizes:

that it is possible that localized Y2K system failures may occure in thee public and private sectors.

that there is the posibility of widespread systemtic Y2K probleeems in the public and private sectoors (domestically and internationally).

Milatary units and organizations will respond to Y2K request for assistance during Y2K transitioon period (1 September 1999 through 31 March 2000) in accordance with thee following priorities:

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link: fcivil This was on the Gary North site 1999-06-15

Here's another article but about Englands plans.


Thee eextent of the military's role has been disclosed as armed services prepare for the critical date Septembeer 9, or 9/9/99,wheen the scale of the computer chaos could become apparent.

"The operation is designeed to ensure that the essential goverment and civilian functions can continue between Septembeer and Feebruary next year which is the period of danger,It's a real threat and highly classified" said source.

link: http://www.sunday-times.comuk/news/pages/sti/99/07/18/s....

-- maggie (, August 15, 1999.

Please forgive my spelling and yes the e key sometimes sticks.There was a . missing between the in the last link given.

-- maggie (, August 15, 1999.

Check out the internal NYC audits posted here back in March 1999:

Times Square New Years Eve?


-- Lewis (, August 16, 1999.


The HEADLINE says in big letters "NEW YORK COUNTIES READY FOR Y2K EMERGENCIES" - but then the story tells about about ONE county that expects apparently big trouble - "stay in shifts days and weeks into the new year" - and is going into an emergency bunker underground......

Now, what are the "rest" of the counties" going to do? Celebrate in Times Square because they expect no problems?

If some local subscriber can contact this editor about his headline, I'd appreciate it.....just to clarify things.

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (, August 16, 1999.

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