FEMA State and Local Emergency Managers Y2K Guide

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Contingency and Consequence Management Planning for Year 2000 Conversion

A Guide for State and Local Emergency Managers


Year 2000 (Y2K) conversion presents the emergency management community with a unique challenge. However, the Y2K problem will only be as serious as we, as a nation, allow it to become. It is primarily a technological problem with well-known solutions. America has demonstrated time and again that it can handle disasters with courage and resolve. Based on current assessments, Y2K need not result in major disruptions.

Yet, the complexity and inter- relationships of the automated systems supporting our daily life, the global reach of some systems, and the varying rates at which Y2K repairs are being made, make it difficult to accurately predict all the possible Y2K situations we may encounter. With less than a year to go until the century date change occurs, the emergency management community must prepare to minimize the potential impacts of Y2K problems on public safety and health. This Guide is intended to assist in that effort."


-- Bill (billdale@lakesnet.net), February 25, 1999

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