SEQUESTER JESTER: Tornado warnings
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – We’ve heard recently about furloughs for FAA air traffic controllers which have been suspended, but there is another agency facing funding cuts: NOAA, which could jeopardize the safety of all Minnesotans when severe weather strikes.
Joe Calderone is an employee organization representative for the National Weather Service. He says fewer employees on duty means a higher likelihood of insufficient warnings.
“Think about what happened in the metro here a couple years ago where we had a tornado go through the north metro – if there was no warning for that,” Calderone said.