FEMA and NOAA Still Without Leaders at the Onset of the Hurricane Season

The 2017-2018 Hurricane Season began June 1st. This year, the season is starting off on a very different note; The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are both operating without anyone in charge.

FEMA, the organization tasked with preparing for and consequently dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane, and NOAA, the agency in charge of the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service are two key organizations that both the government and civilians turn to in times of crisis from an impending storm.

As it stands, President Donald Trump has nominated someone at the end of April to lead FEMA but that appointment has yet to be confirmed. There has been no move to appoint anyone to head NOAA.

This is particularly alarming due to the fact that official IHPA Partner Global Weather Oscillations and NOAA are predicting that we will see above average storm activity this season.