Contingency and Consequence Management Planning for Year 2000 Conversion: A Guide for State and Local Emergency Managers   [open pdf - 363KB]

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has produced this guide to help State and local emergency managers meet the Year 2000 (Y2K) challenge by developing effective contingency plans. The National Emergency Management Association and the International Association of Emergency Managers provided helpful advice in the development of this guide. […] The approaches described in this guide are recommendations, not regulations. Following them will not, in itself, ensure compliance with any applicable Federal, State, or local regulations. Nor will it ensure that you will not experience Y2K disruptions. […] These days, almost every newspaper and magazine has printed articles about the Year 2000 or 'Y2K' problem. Some of these stories are downright scary. They predict massive failures of power systems, transportation networks, communications, and other systems at the stroke of midnight, December 31, 1999. […] As an emergency manager, your primary focus should be on protecting public safety and health if Y2K-related incidents occur. This guide will help you in the process. It describes the nature of the Y2K problem and explains what you can do to prepare for it."

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