jail, and a school system with a total enrollment of 100,000. The KIPZ itself is contained within one political jurisdiction, but it borders several other jurisdictions, including a neighboring state. The most severe weather threats come from potential hurricanes in the fall and ice storms in the winter.
Suburban: This KIPZ contains two rapidly developing counties that are on the outer fringes of a major metropolitan area. It is populated primarily by a mixture of young families, drawn by the comparatively open spaces and lower housing prices, and retirees. Many of the working-age adults are employed outside the KIPZ. The school systems of the counties are expanding to accommodate the growing number of children, but the school facilities are widely dispersed, and there is extensive daily busing of students. Day care for preschool children is a booming business. The largest employer in the KIPZ is a Department of Defense facility with 6,000 military and civilian employees. The second-largest is the NPP itself. Each county has a hospital and a penal facility. The KIPZ also contains a large assisted-living and nursing-home facility with 200 residents. There are two interstate-quality roads in the KIPZ that parallel each other; the remainders are primarily rural two-lane roads. The most important severe weather is occasional major snowstorms.
Rural: This KIPZ is contained in one county that is overwhelmingly agricultural, and is predominantly covered by dairy farms. The thinly-distributed population numbers about 15,000 and is generally middle-aged, with a smaller number of children per household than the national average. The schools are small, and there is extensive busing of the students. The road system is basically two-lane and farm roads, but it is estimated that the entire KIPZ can be evacuated in less than 3 hours under normal conditions. The NPP is the largest employer in the county. The most important natural hazards come from deep winter snows and a river that occasionally floods during the spring thaw, making several of the main roads impassable.