It’s No Time to Furlough Weather Service Employees, Lawmaker Says

It’s No Time to Furlough Weather Service Employees, Lawmaker Says

Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., said, “The tornadoes earlier this week underscore the life and safety mission that NWS employees perform.” Alex Brandon/AP file photo

Virginia Republican Rep. Frank Wolf already thought National Weather Service furloughs were a bad idea, and severe weather in Oklahoma has only made him more sure.

“The tornadoes earlier this week underscore the life and safety mission that NWS employees perform,” Wolf said in his most recent letter to Rebecca Blank, acting secretary of the Commerce Department, which includes NWS. “There should be no higher priority at the department than ensuring that these critical services are maintained.” Continue reading “It’s No Time to Furlough Weather Service Employees, Lawmaker Says”