Private Institution (Yale) spent lots of $$ to keep lights on (see testing below), yet plan is not comprehensivegreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
he office of Facilities will be conducting Y2K testing of the >co-generation section of the Central Power Plant on Saturday, October Oct 23, 1999 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:a.m. We will be running independently of United Illuminating Co. power. The co-generation units are designed to handle the entire electrical load of the campus. Although we are not expecting any interruptions of the utilities or building services, please be advised of the above test date and take responsible protections to protect your operations in the unlikely event of momentary interruptions of power, heating or cooling. Thank you for your cooperation. Michael Shea "
And yet they have not told us to prepare individually. So If we experience power outages, do they really expect me to come to work and leave my family. NOT
-- thomas saul (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 22, 1999
Here's an interesting question that surfaced from a fellow doomer at Cornell: how long would it take to drain all the pipes on campus? Although I am prepared to to drain my own very quickly, this question caught me off-guard. (That's getting pretty hard to do.) According to this fairly high level source, plans for doing this are not yet in place. A three day winter storm will become a >12 month nightmare very fast.
-- Dave (email@example.com), October 22, 1999.
Dave (aaa) -- would your parents' home be on Clifton Avenue near Woolper? (My e-mail works.)
-- Tom Carey (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 22, 1999.
At least your higher ed institutions are thinking along those lines. Some are not. Maybe others don't think it will be that bad.
-- (email@example.com), October 22, 1999.