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From "Getting Ready for Y2k: A Workshop for Emergency Management"
Here's one little ditty: "Identify Y2K Planning Assumptions
The next planning step is to identify assumptions about Y2K systems failures and determine how these assumptions change the way you do emergency planning.
Listed below are sample Y2K planning assumptions
Sample Y2K Planning Assumptions
Y2K could affect many jurisdictions and many systems at the same time.
The size of the problem could overtax local resources.
Mutual aid might not be available. Some resources that you usually count on could be affected by Y2K. "
Source: Contingency and Consequence Management Planning for Year 2000 Problems.
-- (Interestingtimes@baffled.com), September 13, 1999
This FEMA document apparently urges people to develop contingency plans based on what seem to me to be some very realistic planning assumptions:
"Y2K could affect many jurisdictions and many systems at the same time."
"The size of the problem could overtax local resources."
"Mutual aid might not be available. Some resources that you usually count on could be affected by Y2K."
Interesting the difference in these assumptions from the assumptions that seemed to be the basis for the President's November 10 remarks on Y2K and his remarks on the Internet a few days before that were so dismissive of the need to prepare for Y2K. There seems to be a major difference in what the President said and in what the authors of the FEMA document have written concerning the possible impacts of Y2K and the need for contingency planning.
-- Paula Gordon (email@example.com), November 14, 1999.