Iowa’s top Y-2-K watchers are on the job. The state’s Emergency Operations Center is now open, being staffed by more than 50 people from agencies including the National Weather Service, Public Health, Public Safety, FEMA and the Civil Air Patrol. David Miller is chief of staff of the State Emergency Management Division. He says they’re monitoring the arrival of the year two-thousand around the world.Miller says there are some “minor glitches” that are NOT related to the Y-2-K computer problem cropping up around the world.The F-B-I is investigated a suspicious car that was left at a Des Moines truck rental agency yesterday. The car was filled with more than 50 containers of gasoline, propane & kerosene. It’s now believed the car was just someone’s storage spot for Y-2-K supplies. Through their 3:30 pm briefing state officials say the only problem continued to be phone lines jammed by people calling to wish friends and relatives a Happy New Year.
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