National Weather Service Warns of Sequester Apocalypse
Via CBS St. Louis:
Baloney. They're talking of only four furlough days.
Planned furloughs at National Weather Service offices across the nation and in St. Louis could compromise someforecasting functions.
That from the President of the National Weather Service Employees Organization Dan Sobien.
“It’s like playing chicken with the American public. They’re putting everyone’s lives at risk.” said Sobien.
He doesn’t think severe storm forecasting will be effected but services to farmers, truckers, first responders, even the courts could be effected.
He gives an example: In West Texas when a fertilizer plant exploded they needed continuous information on wind direction, humidity and the like to keep firefighters, rescuers and the public safe. . .
- Greg Pollowitz