N. Ohio - did you ever see an admission like this?

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From the Cleveland Plain Dealer, this refers to a suburb south of Cleveland. Check out the last sentence, is this common??

PARMA FIRE, POLICE Y2K PLANS Police Chief Gary Palankis and Fire Chief James Higgenbothom told the City Council of preparedness plans for the new millennium.

A Y2K newsletter will be mailed to residents within the week and will deal with how to prepare in case of power failures and other problems from computer malfunctions.

Palankis gave specifics on gathering preparedness supplies: food for two weeks, a supply of water (one gallon per person per day) for a week, extra firewood for fireplaces and propane for outdoor grills, working flashlights and battery-powered radios.

Higgenbothom said vacations for the first two weeks of January for the Fire Department were canceled. He said the department had tested generators and ordered cell phones.

The names of residents who need oxygen supplies were obtained from Parma Community General Hospital.

Palankis is to warn business owners that more immediate and life-threatening incidents may preclude police from providing service to them. He gave the council other contingency plans in writing,which he said must remain confidential.

-- ohioan (ohioan@lost.com), November 30, 1999


BTW, the url is http://www.cleveland.com/news/pdnews/metro/c30com1.ssf

-- ohioan (ohioan@lost.com), November 30, 1999.

Never seen this reported before, but I don't think it's unusual. I'm not cleared to see my own company's contingency plans, and I'll likely be responsible for implementing them. :(

-- Colin MacDonald (roborogerborg@yahoo.com), November 30, 1999.

This is
a) Not surprising and
b) reasonably prudent.
Wouldn't do to telegraph how the police were going to be deployed, would it??
Kind of like putting CNN on the beach before the "secret" invasion, no??

chuck who points out that Parma is one of the more conservative, BLUE COLLAR suburbs in the Cleveburgh SMSA.

-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), November 30, 1999.

"" ordered Cellphones?

LOL... The cellphone system is one of the most screwed up systems out there. Our local ( frontier) phone company tells us you will have a dial tone at home but do not count on cell phones for you needs.

And they buy cell phones???? ROTFLMAO

-- still laughing (is this @forreal.com), November 30, 1999.

31 days.


-- Jack (jsprat@eld.~net), November 30, 1999.

Did anyone else get this like I did?

"Palankis is to warn business owners that more immediate and threatening incidents may preclude police from providing service to them. He gave the council other contingency plans in writing,which he said must remain confidential."

Translation: All you Businessmen, have your stuff locked up tight, because in a pinch, we'll have deal with the looters after we deal with the rioters. Either that or we'll let the Guard handle the looters. All Looters will be shot on sight. But since thats a secret, we can't officially say this yet. Happy New Year!

-- Billy Boy (Rakkasan101st@aol.com), November 30, 1999.

A guy I work with lives in Parma, he says he got a mailing already. If I can get a copy I'll post it.

Powder (who is glad to be over 40 miles away from Parma)

-- Powder (outinthecountry@ohio.com), November 30, 1999.

I find it unusual that their recommendation is 1 weeks worth of water, but 2 weeks supply of food. Given that their water comes from Cleveland, I would think that would be a bigger problem. Anyone have any insights on food delivery/grocery chains in Cleveland?

-- ohioan (ohioan@lost.com), November 30, 1999.

From what I can tell about Northern Ohio grocery stores, they're ALL using a just-in-time inventory system. They have little or no warehouse space in back. ALL inventory is out on the shelves. At least that's what they tell me when I ask about an out of stock product.

-- Powder (Powder@keg.com), November 30, 1999.

At least we have a huge supply of (untreated Lake Erie) water a few miles north. It's not as nasty as it once was...

-- Powder (powder@keg.com), November 30, 1999.

Has it occurred to you, 'Colin' may be the designated 'fall guy' in the event of disruption?.....company CMA?

It's occurred to me the the company's big secret might be that they have no contingency plans! It's fairly clear that officers of companies will be the fall guys.

-- Slobby Don (slobbydon@hotmail.com), November 30, 1999.

The names of residents who need oxygen supplies were obtained from Parma Community General Hospital.

Ummm....doesn't that violate the privacy of patient medical records?? I mean, I know it's for a 'good cause', but still....


-- TECH32 (TECH32@NOMAIL.COM), November 30, 1999.

-- Slobby Don:

A probable possibility.

-- Boy Wonder (robin@the.cave), November 30, 1999.

What about that nuke plant up in Sandusky? You know, the one that was hit by a tornado last summer?

Anyone in Cleveland is in the fallout shadow if there are any problems with terrorism, etc... I'd be moving AWAY! (Just not down to Columbus, please., Squid and just locked the gate on I-71.)

-- Deb M. (vmcclell@columbus.rr.com), November 30, 1999.

shiiiiiiiit It's looking grim in Cincinnati. I'm gonna have to pack up and join the relatives in Kentucky. I wonder if I can get that dialect back that I worked so hard to lose.

-- Barney Fife (hill@billy.heaven), November 30, 1999.

Well Deb, If the Perry Nuke Plant in Sandusky goes, well, shiitake happens. I'm just going to have to cross my fingers about that one. That, and a RussoNuke, are about the only things I can't do anything substantial to protect myself from.

Hopefully, I'm far enough south from Perry and west from Cleveland to insulate us somewhat from those effects.

The only thing I'd really miss is Cedar Point. (The world's largest collection of Roller Coasters);-)

-- Powder (powder@keg.com), November 30, 1999.

Here in northwestern Ohio there is a potential problem called Toledo, you know, the city where the Y2K director resigned earlier this year? Oh, and that Davis-Bessie thing...

-- dinosaur (dinosaur@williams-net.com), November 30, 1999.

well at least Parma is honest!!!!!!!!!! As for Cleveland proper, we dont even have a ready 911 system in place. Supposed to be in the new bldg in Nov., now been moved up to Dec., and it is my 'inside' understanding that isnt looking promising either. Our mayor lied thru his teeth by telling all Cleve is ready., but then again, define ready

-- consumer (shh@aol.com), December 01, 1999.

SSH....Can you tell us more without revealing your position? It's terribly frustrating trying to get any real information in the Cleveland area. Any idea what's happening?

-- cmd0903 (cmd0903@dontcall.com), December 01, 1999.

I cant tell position for obvious reasons. But a family member works real close to fire/police dispatch. Just spoke with family member and word up is that as of Monday the building on Payne Avenue will house the Emergency Dispatchers. System is NOT in place yet and plans to move forward with manual writing of tickets is in place. Also today i did see the major at a town meeting and when a woman asked him about 'disaster plan' he said one was in place, but he did not know what it was??? Told her he would get back to her. I hear that the justice center garage has swat trucks ready to roll, just sitting there. As I find out more, I will update.

-- consumer (shh@aol.com), December 01, 1999.

Thanks, consumer. Appreciate your keeping us informed.

-- cmd0903 (cmd0903@dontcall.com), December 01, 1999.

Please give me more info on toledo.

-- More Dinty Moore (dac@ccrtc.com), December 02, 1999.

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