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FEMA for Kids Reassures Youngsters About Y2K (Press Release 2/4/1999)
As a big kid I certainly feel reassured now. -- Diane *Sigh*
Washington, February 4, 1999 -- Youngsters - sometimes more technologically savvy than their parents - know all about the Y2K computer problem. And they have concerns.
The Y2K for Kids section recently posted on the FEMA for Kids Web site is aimed at relieving those concerns. The section provides information on what the Y2K problem is and the facts about possible, though unlikely, consequences. It also gives the youngsters information on what FEMA is doing to protect the emergency services sector of this country and specific actions their families can take to be prepared for Y2K or any kind of emergency. A statement from the President and a message from FEMA's Deputy Director is also included.
Updated: February 4, 1999
Y2K for Kids
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 09, 1999
From the Y2Kid's FAQ:
Q: Do we need to store food and water? A: There is no information available at this time that should lead anyone to conclude that they should store food and water because of the Y2K computer problem.
-- Lisa (email@example.com), February 09, 1999.
This web page remains the single creepiest Y2K related site I have ever seen. I get a physical reaction.
Deep dark fears about my own kids, I suppose. Luckily, they're too tiny to tell it all to, because I don't know what I would say.
-- Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 09, 1999.
If you REALLY want to get ticked off, on that same site.
"These little problems may affect you in many different ways. You may be without electricity for a day or two."
Right.... I can just see some kid that lives on the 11th floor of a Minneapolis apartment building saying, "uh?"
-- Ken Seger (email@example.com), February 09, 1999.