Y2K Bunkers

April 29, 1999

They are preparing secret command centers to prepare for social chaos that might occur on the eve of the year 2000. And they are building bunkers in order to direct military operations that might be needed if Y2K turns out to be a bigger problem than most imagined.

Who are they, you might ask? Militia groups? Survivalists? No, "they" are mayors and state officials. The British paper The Telegraph (April 18, 1999) reports that U.S. cities and state are setting up bunkers to beat millennium chaos.

New York, for example, revealed that its new $12 million emergency command center was "Ninety percent complete but fully operational." The 23rd-floor, 46,000 square foot complex near the World Trade Center can house up to 100 of the city's most senior employees and is protected behind a wall of bullet-proof glass. It was built above ground because of the risk of flooding from broken water mains.

"State officials in Ohio announced last month that they are ready to move government operations into a $13-million bunker eight miles outside downtown Columbus on December 29. The command center will be manned 24 hours a day from New Year's Eve until it is no longer needed."

Likewise, Los Angeles has an operations center five floors beneath a federal building in the center of the city. "The Automated Traffic Signal and Control Center is normally used to manage traffic in the notoriously congested Los Angeles area but has the advantage of dozens of remote-control cameras at strategic road junctions which could become the eyes and ears of emergency planners."

It's interesting to note that even though politicians don't want to talk about the possibility of civil disorder and social disruption, many of them are preparing for the possibility that it might take place.

I'm Kerby Anderson of Probe Ministries, and that's my opinion.