97%ers risk assessment

Rohit Khare (khare@w3.org)
Tue, 22 Jul 1997 21:59:51 -0400 (EDT)

* The Federal Emergency Management Agency reported in May
that only 946 households out of more than 10,000 in Grand Forks,
N.D., were covered by flood insurance when the recent floods hit.
Four months earlier, FEMA had begun issuing numerous advisories
about imminent flood danger and spent $300,000 on a media
campaign about ominous snow-melting conditions. However, the
FEMA campaign convinced only 73 Grand Forks homeowners to
buy policies.

* Owatonna, Minn., elementary school principal Kevin A.
Thompson, 37, was charged in January with peeping into the
window of a home and was apprehended hiding under the deck of
another house. According to police, Thompson said he was merely
checking street addresses in connection with the redrawing of
school-bus pickup boundaries.

from News of the Weird
Copyright 1997 by Universal Press Syndicate.