Furloughs may affect agencies' storm forecasting, union says

04/24/2013 | Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Government agencies involved in weather forecasting will be understaffed during the hurricane season because of furloughs and a hiring freeze, said Bob Ebaugh of the National Weather Service Employees Organization. "This could have a detrimental effect on everybody's public safety. Once you start limiting staffing, you start raising the potential for disaster," Ebaugh said.

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