Disasters

"Funding for Promising Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program Slashed"

"NOAA has slashed by more than two-thirds the budget for a National Weather Service program that has led to groundbreaking improvements in hurricane forecasts and that is on the brink of more.  James Franklin, a manager at the National Hurricane Center, made this revelation in a presentation at the National Hurricane Conference in Austin, Texas last week."

Source: Wash Post, 04/09/2015

Flood Insurance Rates Go Up April 1 for Many Homes Along U.S. Coastline

"The surge that's scheduled to hit the American coastline Wednesday isn't coming from a hurricane, but it could still leave a feeling of helplessness in its wake. Flood insurance rates are set to skyrocket when a new bill goes into effect on April 1."

Source: Weather Channel, 04/01/2015

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