Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

College Will Be Sheltered from Possible Y2K Storm

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

College Will Be Sheltered from Possible Y2K Storm

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MILWAUKEE -- A technical college has prepared for the worst the new millennium has to offer by putting together a Y2K disaster shelter.

Lakeshore Technical College's Cleveland campus is ready to provide 500 people with food, water and shelter for up to two weeks.

"It's thinking ahead and looking down the line. If something happens, we don't want to be hit," college spokeswoman Tammie Stahl said.

If there is a Y2K cataclysm, the shelter would be open to the first 500 residents of Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties to arrive.

The college bought 2,400 gallons of bottled water and 9 tons of food for its Y2K disaster shelter. Twenty-four portable toilets will be delivered late this month and placed strategically around the campus. Lanterns and extra batteries have been procured in case the lights go out. The college also bought an emergency diesel engine and rented an extra fuel tank.

The tax-supported college spent $1,500 for bottled water and $15,000 for food, said Dennis Thiel, physical plant director at the college. …

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