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The National Weather Service faces a severe budget cut and rolling blackouts. Offices across the country, including ours in North Little Rock, would close for 27 days in a row if proposed federal cuts go through.
Right now, the U.S. House wants the National Weather Service to cut $126 million, or thirty-percent, of its budget by the end of June.
Each office would shut down for 27 days and furlough employees who now worry people could lose their lives if they can't warn you before severe weather strikes.
"During severe weather and tornadoes, seconds save lives," says National Weather Service union steward Dan Koch.
"If the radar were to go down, someone from Memphis would have to get in the car, drive three hours over here to make a repair, and during that whole time frame, if we had a tornado outbreak, we'd be out of luck. There would be no radar coverage out of central Arkansas,"
Originally posted by Arkansas
Ok folks what part of WE ARE BROKE do you not get. Yeah I'm upset to I live in NW AR. but the reality of our debt is if we don't drastically cut our spending. Or our country will end up like mexico's economy. I want them to cut every thing thats not related to our border defense and children's healthcare. Pull out of all the wars / sudo wars we are in. Separation from the crap in the world tell everyone that if they don't mess with us then we won't mess with them. No more immigration no more anything till our debt is clear. Rebuild our industrial sectors. Rebuild the family unit that takes care of there elders and stop buying all that crap we don't need.