Nevada Calls out National Guardgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Nevada National Guard and Y2K RENO, Nevada, Nov. 16 They are usually standing by for floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters. The Nevada National Guard is getting prepared for Y2K. The National Guard is adding 500 soldiers and airmen to be on duty this New Years Eve and for the entire weekend. The Guard has equipment for power outages, communication failures and water shortages. The National Guard officials say they do not expect any major problems but they will be ready to help local agencies with whatever the turn of the century has in store. General Tony Clark explains, Were a safety net is what we are. Were going to be a back up to local agencies should anything occur that they are not prepared to handle. The National Guard will also be ready to help out with crowd control if New Years Eve parties in Reno and Las Vegas get out of hand.
-- Roland (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 17, 1999
I think crowd control in Vegas is a real probable need. Everyone and her brother seems to be heading on down to Vegas for the rollover. It sounds like it is going to be so packed many will find themselves standing in the streets unable to do anything but that.
-- Paula (email@example.com), November 17, 1999.
I'll bet those Vegas showgirls really could get into mudwrestling....
-- King of Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 17, 1999.
See the list of other NG plans at the bottom of this thread: WENT TO NG / RESERVE THIS WEEK END AND GOT WEPS
-- Linda (email@example.com), November 17, 1999.
In fact, they're going to Vegas for the rollover -- but only to be near Art Bell's place in case of outages. Everyone knows he has a couple propane generators, chips, and that he and Ramona throw a mean party. If Vegas tanks on 00/01/01 we're piling in the car and heading over to Art's.
-- SH (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 17, 1999.