Daily Archives: May 29, 2013

Undermining preparedness: flood mapping budget slashed

“The government’s response to the rising need for accurate [flood insurance] maps? It’s slashed funding for them,” reports ProPublica. Washington’s complicity in undermining preparedness for extreme events is bipartisan: Congress has cut the flood mapping budget by more than half … Continue reading

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Undermining preparedness: National Weather Service cutbacks

“We are risking lives with bad decisions on weather funding, staffing, satellite capacity,” says the president of the American Meteorological Society. The Washington Post reported last week: “Budget woes and multiple system failures at the National Weather Service in the past … Continue reading

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