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The Y2K Council's two newest documents are now available on their website:

The Y2K Preparedness Checklist:

"Y2K and You", a consumer's brochure:

-- Sally Strackbein (, October 30, 1999


Thanks, Sally. So there it is. All that time and effort the civic prep people put into the so-called conversations has come to nothing. I'd like to know where the big ad campaign is that some civic prep people threatened to launch if the President's Council had failed by this point to discuss Y2K in a more adequate manner. Was it just more talk?

Sincerely, Stan Faryna

-- Stan Faryna (, October 30, 1999.

The Y2K Preparedness Checklist

"Y2K and You", a Consumer's Brochure

YeK Kitchen

-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage), October 30, 1999.

ehehe yek :> Y2K, even

-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage), October 30, 1999.

The "Y2K Preparedeness Checklist" is carefully worded:


Food, Water and Other Supplies:

Prepare as you would for a long holiday weekend by having at least a three-day supply of food and water (one gallon per person per day). The food industry is not only ready for Y2K, but it is resilient and accustomed to dealing with unexpected disruptions (e.g., storms). As always, it is a good idea to make purchases early.

Make a personal assessment of items and services that are critical to your family, including special items or services required by family members with special needs such as infants, the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Make sure that you have adequate clothing, tools and supplies, flashlights, batteries, a battery-powered radio and a first-aid kit, as recommended by FEMA and the American Red Cross. For further information, visit: and or call FEMA at 1-800-480-2520.


-- Linkmeister (, October 30, 1999.

When you sit down to think of it, how they just shrug off, turn their backs on the vulnerable...

-- Mara (, October 30, 1999.


Everyone is vulnerable. Well - almost. I guess if you have billions and have spent some of it on preparations, you aren't as vulnerable. All the middle class people who volunteer to help the less privileged are not going to be available if they are not prepared. The best way to help the vulnerable is to first help yourself.

-- Sally Strackbein (, October 30, 1999.

The advice to prepare in the preparedness checklist was tempered by this information in the the consumer's brochure:



Water system operators are confident that they will be ready for the date change. Most of them are fixing and testing their automated processes. In the event of problems, most facilities can convert to manual operations as a back-up.



Grocery stores are anticipating a surge in sales at the end of the year because of millennium celebrations, and they intend to have sufficient inventory on hand. The nation's supermarket companies report that they normally have five weeks of inventory in their distribution centers and stores. These stocks provide a supply cushion in times of unusual demand surges.

If supermarket companies do experience Y2K-related difficulties, it is important to remember that the industry is accustomed to operating under adverse conditions. Companies already have contingency plans in place so that they can continue to service their custimers, when, for example, bad weather creates problems with power and other services.


-- Linkmeister (, October 30, 1999.

Let's hope things don't get too bad. I'd like nothing better than to be wrong on this.

-- haha (, October 31, 1999.

I betcha Steve Davis is running around telling people to push this bullshit with a smile. It wouldn't be the first time.

-- sickofthis (dumb@dumber.dumb), October 31, 1999.

>>>Prepare as you would for a long holiday weekend by having at least a three-day supply of food and water (one gallon per person per day).

Don't know about others, but I do NOT prepare for THanksgiving by having 16gal. of water sitting in my kitchen.

-- Scarcrow (Somewhere@over.rainbow), October 31, 1999.

"...Tools and Supplies..."
Ah, I wonder what kind of "tools and supplies" they have in mind.

-- Tim (, October 31, 1999.

I'm very curious about one thing:

When, precisely did these documents become available on the Council's Website? Anyone know? If so, please post here or email me if convenient.


-- Marianne Michaels (, October 31, 1999.

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