Kay Goss, associate director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, on Friday called for cooperation between world emergency managers in preparation for what she termed the most “unnatural hazard” ever — the Year 2000 problem.

Giving a keynote speech during the 3rd U.S. Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (EMPREP) series of seminars and exhibitions, held at the MIPRO Exhibition Hall in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district from Wednesday through Friday, Goss expressed the need for “everyone to work (together) to ensure (the Y2K problem) will be remembered as the world’s last headache.”

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