Weather Service Cuts Could Hurt Emergency Forecasting

 

Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage
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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