Anyone hear this in Cleveland : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

WTAM is running a series of mini-reports. I was only half listening, not expecting much, but I think I heard that the spokesman for East Ohio Gas is stocking lots of extra wood and fuel for his kerosene heater. Can anyone verify?

-- ohioan (, December 03, 1999


Heard that on the way to work either today or yesterday (morning fog).

-- Powder (, December 03, 1999.

HOOOO BOY! That's quite a fox pass to 'splain away. I wonder what will happen to the poor dude?


-- Y2Kook (, December 03, 1999.

This is also the gas co that SEZ they can pump gas by hand.

Yup, that is an EXACT quote "Pump it by hand if we need to"

I'm clueless on the pipeline technology that lets 'em do THAT.



-- Chuck, a night driver (, December 03, 1999.

This is THE drive-time station in the Cleveland area, but the news is very soft. For example, the Y2K reports are accompanied by old rock songs, today it was the Rolling Stones "all Right Now". But they DO have a big audience, so this could wake up a few sleeple.

-- ohioan (, December 03, 1999.

There it is Ohio! Grab the kerosene before those Cheese Heads!!! Any Chemical Engineers on this board that can comment on the feasibility of going manuel on gas, and related industries (refinery,..)?

-- Hokie (, December 03, 1999.

WTAM is not normally the of station I listen to. I just happened to have it on after my wife drove the car. I can't stand listening to their incessant limp-wristed, liberal drivel, morning or afternoon.

-- Powder (, December 03, 1999.

Another inadvertant whistle blower gives a stranged "cheep"... :)

It's exactly the right questions to ask utilities people:

1) What are you doing personally to prepare for rollover?

2) Can I come and check?

-- Colin MacDonald (, December 03, 1999.

I didnt hear that, but I went to Wallyworld yesterday and as always, I checked the camp aisle, and poof, there were NO lil propance cylinders left, nope, not a one!!! I also looked for gas cans, I got two more, and they are looking a lil low too. Also, I have a friend who works for wallyworld in Brooksville Florida. She is doing data entry, seems those large trucks are layaways. I read on another thread alot of speculation, but this came from a reliable source. She is keeping track of layaways thru a computer but the actual stuff is whats in those big rigs. Makes sense to me, store couldnt handle all the 'stuff' for christmas.

-- consumer (, December 03, 1999.

Detective Bardou here snuck to the back of Wallyworld and peeked into those brown mystery trailers. Nothing but artifical Xmas trees, lights, and ornaments. There wasn't anything in them that said FEMA, Red Cross or UN. Drove by the NG armory and no sign of any activity. Wallyworld here got in a new shipment of propane canisters, still low on campstoves, plenty of lamp oil. Big sign in front of the oil that says "Get ready for Y2K, don't be left out in the dark."

-- Detective Bardou (, December 03, 1999.

Dear Det. Bard,

Ok... ok... ok...

Thanks for checkin' Bard.

Signed, I resign

-- maid upname (, December 03, 1999.

I didnt hear that, but I went to Wallyworld yesterday and as always, I checked the camp aisle, and poof, there were NO lil propance cylinders left, nope, not a one!!!

Hey, I've been shopping at several of the Wallyworlds in Columbus -- NO propane cylinders down here, either. None at two of the Targets -- all gone. Manager at one of the Targets said that he sold out of them within one morning. He scratched his head and said, "I can't figure out what's going on. Isn't it too cold to camp?" I didn't bother to enlighten him -- I had Christmas shopping to finish.

Been a run on kerosene heaters since Mid-September. Finally saw a couple at Meijer, yesterday, as well as two of the smaller generators -- all were gone when I went back today to pick up my film.

10 pound bags of rice are still around.

-- (, December 03, 1999.

Try Quality Farm & Fleet. The one near me had plenty of kerosene heaters, kerosene and generators.

Do you think the "McPaper" (USA Today) articles about Y2K may have done the trick?

-- Deb M. (, December 03, 1999.

Do you think the "McPaper" (USA Today) articles about Y2K may have done the trick? -- Deb M. (, December 03, 1999.

No, I think the rumor about Mayor Mikey buying a generator at the Meijer on Cleveland Ave started the latest run on propane. Big Bill says Dot has a year's worth of supplies in her basement -- that's why she wouldn't let any reporters in her house during her run for mayor. Check out the newest addys to the "bunker" (I-71 City of Columbus North Complex) off I-71 and E. Cooke Road (follow the signs) if you want a good scare.

-- (, December 03, 1999.

Word up banjo on the bunker, I dont go to Columbus, please fill in for those of us 'stuck' here in Cleveland, as I've not heard of this. Thanks

-- consumer (, December 03, 1999.

The City of Columbus I-71 North Complex ("The Bunker") is this 80- acre+ paved compound in the middle of a low income area on the east side of I-71, about 8 miles north of downtown. There are two buildings on one side of this huge, mostly empty parking lot. The whole area is surrounded by a 14' high fence, which, at this point, DOES NOT have barbed wire around it, dispite the rumors. What spooked me are the new cameras mounted on the roof of the "main" building. I think there are four new cameras. I remember there being only two before.

Anyway, when I want to impress upon guests that "someone" in the city government is taking Y2K seriously, I take them out to the "Bunker." If nothing else, they complain about having to pay for all of that "wasted" space.

-- (, December 04, 1999.

Isn't the bunker the governor's? BTW, the mayor of Cleveland recently built a new home way down in the country, Tuscarawas county I think. Bet it is self-sufficient?

-- ohioan (, December 04, 1999.

Bunker ready in case of Y2K crisis

Ohio could direct relief operations from site

The Associated Press

DAYTON  State officials are ready to move government operations into The Bunker at year's end  just in case the Y2K computer problem turns serious, the Dayton Daily News reported Sunday.

Ohio's Emergency Operations Center is in a $13 million concrete structure eight miles northwest of downtown Columbus. Officials plan to start staffing the bunker 12 hours a day on Dec. 29, and 24 hours a day from Dec. 31 until no longer necessary, the Daily News said.

Should a power plant or water utility fail, relief efforts can be coordinated from 12 feet underground.

Nobody knows whether essential services will be disrupted Jan. 1, 2000. Predictions about the Y2K bug  the software glitch that could have computer systems confusing next year's 00 as the year 1900  range from minor hang-ups to major meltdowns.

The executive director of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency is James Williams, a retired two-star Army National Guard general who has spent 32 years at the agency.

Mr. Williams is no doomsayer. He just wants the state to be ready.

This is not a panic situation, he said. If nothing happens, we can go home and watch football.

There are no plans to call up the Ohio National Guard, but if there is a crisis, that could be done quickly.

The operations center is in the basement of a complex that also hous es dispatching facilities for the state departments of Transportation and Natural Resources and the State Highway Patrol.

There, the agency's 80 employees monitor the state's nuclear reactors, plan emergency drills, update response plans and process federal assistance claims from disaster victims.

Built in 1994, the bunker has done duty every year since 1995, coordinating flood relief along the Ohio River. It is one of the most sophisticated emergency management centers in the country, officials say.

The high-security reinforced concrete building is surrounded by a barbed wire fence, and has its own dormitories, water well, food, filtered air supply and power.

The governor and his Cabinet have a room with a television monitor.

-- ohioan (, December 04, 1999.

Ohio's Emergency Operations Center is in a $13 million concrete structure eight miles northwest of downtown Columbus.

The place Banjo's talking about is for the City of Columbus. It is to the Northeast. The place the article is talking about is west on Dublin-Granville near the Don Scott Airport, and I say that it does have razor wire around the fence, even though Banjo says I need new contact lenses. Pooh!

Columbus is crawling with spooks and NWO flunkies right now.

Really Paranoid

-- (, December 04, 1999.

Oh, go wait on the Yuppies down at Lane Ave, Paranoid! There is no razor wire. Let's take this discussion back to the IRC at "Stollen."

-- (, December 04, 1999.

Banjo, leave the girl alone and quit cruising by all those restricted areas. I heard on the scanner tonight that the Columbus PD is looking for your car!

Seriously, when are you going to help me set up Dan's packet station? Like, PHONE ME TONIGHT. I can't get through because your mailbox is jammed.

We need to get some of the "serious" scannists in the Columbus area together and swap some frequencies, maybe see if anyone is interested in distributing out the monitoring, and then we can post results on a BBS -- maybe get some hams involved if they're into QRP so that we stay under the wire. PHONE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yer Big Buddy (I have Fritos!)

-- (Gandorf@north.side), December 04, 1999.

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