Proposed cuts put weather service at risk
by AnnistonStar
 Around the State
Feb 18, 2011 | 881 views |  0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

As Alabama approaches its peak tornado season and its hurricane season, proposed funding by Congress could slash the budget of the National Weather Service by nearly one-third.

A continuing budget resolution proposed by the U.S. House of Representatives last Friday would force work furloughs and rolling closures for 27 days at a time of the National Weather Service's 122 Weather Warning Offices across the United States -- including those in Calera, Mobile and Huntsville, said Dan Sobien, president of the National Weather Service Employees Organization.

Read the full story from The Montgomery Advertiser.


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