Weather Service Cuts Could Hurt Emergency Forecasting
Trees fell, taking out power lines, hitting houses and blocking streets during wind storms in Anchorage in September 2012. Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage
Alaska’s National Weather Service workforce is facing a political storm on two fronts. While sequestration has frozen hire on vacant positions, an upcoming furlough will further reduce staff in offices already barely able to cover the workload.
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