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    2006 Hurricane Forecast

    Officials testified about the forecast for an active 2006 hurricane season and cities identified as at high risk for hurricane damage. Among the issues they addressed were emergency…

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    Predicting Hurricanes

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction held a hearing on the lifesaving role of accurate hurricane prediction. Chairman…

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    All-Hazard Alert Systems

    The subcommittee heard testimony on all-hazards alert systems, focusing on the need for a national all-hazards alert and public warning system. Witnesses testified about emergency…

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    Accuracy of National Weather Service

    Witnesses testified about how effective the National Weather Service is at predicting the impact of severe storms, including hurricanes and tornados, and what can be done to increase their…

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