Posted by Chris Maunder
Tuesday, February 29, 2000 6:00pm
You can get up from under your bed - everything's just fine...
Seems everyone survived the dramatic Y2K Leap Day generally unscathed :) However, New Zealand and Japan did report a few problems...
Many of the major countries went on conference call each 8 hours over the Leap Day on February 29. Most came out unscathed, but on Monday night, Japanese officials confirmed that they had some minor problems within their weather agency. Problems ranged from old programs being unable to process precipitation figures to printing malfunctions. Maritime advisories were sent out with a "1" instead of a "29", and seismic sensors at 20 offices also had problems.
At New Years eve Japan reported real problems, with 5 data monitoring incidents at nuclear power stations. All were cleared up within hours, with no power disruption.
New Zealand also reported problems with "a handful" of merchants who were unable to print out reports of credit card transactions made during the day of Feb. 29.