Albuquerque has fallback plan for schools and fire stations to be used as emergency centersgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
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APD Is Y2K Ready - (ALBUQUERQUE) -- Albuquerque police are informing residents of their Y-2-K plan. The A-P-D has dubbed it the Fallback Plan. They say if needed, they've arranged for schools and fire stations to be used as emergency centers. The police department has canceled vacations and comp time during the first of the year. And spread over three days of the new year, there will be 250 additional officers on duty.
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Bets that some prepped-to-the-gills local politician looking for a cheap sound bite slates them for being "nutty"? Or does that just apply to colleges? :|
-- Colin MacDonald (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 06, 1999.
It is interesting of late how NM news has been reporting a lot more on Y2K issues. I haven't been commenting on the links posted here on this board because... there really is nothing to say about it. TPTB here in NM seem to be very open (keyword in that sentence is seem) about what may or may not happen.
Does your city or town publish like this, or are we New Mexicans the only one's doing so???
I think NM is as ready as it can be, considering the circumstances...
Got green chile???
-- The Dog (email@example.com), December 06, 1999.
At least Albuqerque schools won't have to worry about having to babysit students while housing refugees. But, won't all those displaced people get in the way of the school district's FOF efforts?
USA Today 11/29/1999
Most of the nation's school districts will reopen on Monday, Jan. 3. The weekend will be spent testing for Y2K problems that could occur if computers read "00" as 1900, rather than 2000, and malfunction.
Among the districts with delayed openings: Dallas, Detroit, Oakland, Portland, Ore., Spokane, Wash., and Washington, D.C. Some, including Dayton, Ohio, and Albuquerque, are waiting a full week. More typical are districts taking one or two extra days to make sure all systems are in order. In all cases, the missed school days are being made up during other parts of the school year.
Albuquerque school officials believe they are prepared for Y2K. But they're not as sure about companies they rely on for heat, security and transportation. As the biggest school system in New Mexico, with 88,000 students, Albuquerque inspired more than half the districts in the state to implement similar delays.
-- (RUOK@yesiam.com), December 06, 1999.