Rubio, Nelson Introduce Hurricane Forecast Improvement Act

By  //  May 14, 2015

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Florida Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio introduced the bill aimed at improving hurricane forecasts.

Washington, D.C. With the 2015 hurricane season approaching, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) today introduced legislation to improve guidance for hurricane track, intensity, and storm surge forecasts.

The “Hurricane Forecast Improvement Act of 2015” would codify the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project, which aims to reduce the loss of life, injury, and damage to the economy by reducing errors of tracking and intensity forecasts.

“Americans along the east coast have unfortunately seen first-hand how devastating hurricanes can be,” said Rubio. “Providing more accurate tracking and intensity forecasts will allow people to better prepare for the safety of their families, homes, and businesses. The Hurricane Forecast Improvement Act is a common sense approach that will advance these goals.”

“I’ve seen countless hurricanes hit Florida during my time in public service; I’ve seen the damage they can cause,” said Nelson. “And that’s why we should do anything we can to help people better prepare for these storms in order to avoid the loss of life and property.”

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