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World Net Daily, in all their normal acuity, is claiming that FEMA says there will be more than 50 disasters, which will bring down the world, or some such thing.

I seem to recall, but am not able to find where, that FEMA actually said that they had the resources to address a max of 56 disasters simultaneously--not that they were EXPECTING that many.

Anybody have documentation, one way or the other?

Thanks in a advance. Or in case. Whatever.

Happy Thanksgiving. Or Christmas. Or whatever.

God, I love this forum. I'm so happy today.


-- Al K. Lloyd (all@ready.now), November 30, 1999


No direct evidence.

Although an interesting anectdote: one highly-paid forecasting company, last year about this time, was secretly telling their HIGH priced clientele to expect the equivalent of *A CATEGORY-5 HURRICANE* in every major city in the US to hit after 01/01/2000.

The high priced clientele is at the top of the corporate food chain.

In terms of dollars, this forecasting company is the 'creme de la creme'.

-- snooze button (alarmclock_2000@yahoo.com), November 30, 1999.

Gary referenced 2 WND articles 11/29/1999 in his category "martial law". This was the first article. I don't see any expected catastrophy count.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/bluesky_bresnahan/19991129_xex_emergency_ ag.shtml

"FEMA has been firmly warning federal, state and local emergency planners that there will be so many simultaneous Y2K problems throughout the country that the federal government cannot be expected to assist with them all. The maximum number of Y2K disruptions that FEMA can handle at once has been set as 56, according to the training materials. "

-- Hokie (nn@va.com), November 30, 1999.

...it is implied though. The fed gov cannot handle more than 56. The fed gov (fema) can't handle THEM ALL. This implies FEMA expects more than it can handle, more than 56....

-- Hokie (nn@va.com), November 30, 1999.

Hokie, that's for certain one way to interpret it; the other way is that FEMA is telling us to be prepared to take care of ourselves, as they cannot handle a nation wide disaster. Not that there will be one, but that no one can rule it our.

Our sheriff's dept told us pretty much the same thing; if a disaster happens, they can't handle it all.

This is why FEMA is offering the CERT program, for free. I, along with seven of my neighbors, is taking the training. The first two weeks were pretty boring to us, as we already knew most of what they had to tell us. Last week was great--we had an excellent instructor; a medic. We learned all about triage. Pretty eye opening, I must say.

I highly recommend this course. And as for the two boring sessions, hey, these guys are all volunteers from the sheriff's, the fire dept, and the ambulance co.. Can't complain; they volunteer, we get all this info for free.


-- Al K. Lloyd (all@ready.now), November 30, 1999.

I think the number "56" refers to the number of states plus territories/protectorates. One in each state is all we get, folks.

-- Liz Pavek (lizpavek@hotmail.com), December 01, 1999.

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