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State of Emergency on December 31st.
>Y2K Worries - (NEW PORT RICHIE) -- At least one area REALLY isn't taking chances on New Year's Eve. The administrator of Pasco County is declaring a State of Emergency on December 31st. The "Saint Petersburg Times" reports John Gallagher will now have direct authority to handle any crisis caused by the Y-two-K bug. Usually, he has to go through the Pasco County Commission.
8 more days.......
-- hamster (email@example.com), December 22, 1999
Here in Chesapeake, VA (across the river from Norfolk) the daily paper, The Virginian-Pilot, says Chesapeake is declaring a state of emergency effective 5PM 12/31. The emergency operations center will be manned from 12/31 to 1/4 or until there is no need to maintain it. The City Manager has been authorized to impose water conservation measures should a Y2K bug hinder water supply or delivery. Etc etc
-- Kitty (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 22, 1999.
It is of utmost importance to remember that opening / manning an emergency operation center (EOC) ***IS NOT*** a declaration of an emergency, far from it.
It is only the first of a long series of steps. Kind of like coming out of warp at yellow alert is not the same as being engaged in a full scale battle with the Borg...
-- RJ (LtPita@aol.com), December 22, 1999.
RJ, sure, whatever. However both post specifically mention DECLARING A STATE OF EMERGENCY.
-- hamster (email@example.com), December 22, 1999.
More than likely, a lot of municipalities have declarations of emergencies as the first step of their contigency plans.
-- wondering what (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 22, 1999.
How can you declare a state of emergency without an actual emergency?
-- (email@example.com), December 22, 1999.
Just more brainwashing folks, go back to sleep.....hit the snooze button ONCE MORE...
-- Brent James Bushardt (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 22, 1999.
Here's the link for the Chesapeake to "declare a state of emergency"
-- me (email@example.com), December 22, 1999.
Cynicism and paranoia aside, GOOD FOR THEM. It's a bit late, but at least they're doing SOMETHING.
-- Servant (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 23, 1999.