Last week Congress passed a one week spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. The democrats are saying if there is any bill that comes up doing with Obamacare they will not vote on the spending bill that is due this Friday to keep the government open. If the government shuts down, federal workers will not get paid unless they are needed.
The last time the government shut down the National Weather Service wasn’t getting paid at all. I think it is needed to keep the NWS open due to the fact if they don’t get paid no warnings and people will die. SWIFT is a federal program, and if the government shuts down our mission to spot severe weather and in turn save lives will not get funding. Internet access to radar that is installed in our cars will not work, our office will not get money to pay the bills like electricity and air and heating, work on our equipment will be impossible and due to all of that lives will be lost due to the fact that we are not getting funding. So I ask congress to get your shit together and keep the government open, and maybe think that the National Weather Service is one of the organizations that needs to be funded during a shutdown. If it is not funded, no warnings and more lives will be lost.