Sen. Todd Young pushing for better preparation for tornado outbreaks

(Official U.S. Senate photo by Rebecca Hammel)
You may remember when over 20 tornados touched down in Indiana, destroying homes and killing several people. Your senator is pushing for legislation to better prepare for another tornado outbreak.
The TORNADO Act (Tornado Observation Research Notification and Deployment to Operations), authored by Indiana Senator Todd Young and Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker, would require NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) to update it’s weather forecasting systems and post-storm processes.
In English, that means overhauling current prediction systems to get a better gauge on when a tornado may touch down and how strong it could be. NOAA would also be required to submit an action plan that could be put to use nationwide.
“In recent months, severe weather has tragically taken the lives of Hoosiers and devastated several Indiana communities. While we can’t prevent these storms from occurring, the TORNADO Act would improve severe weather forecasting, notifying the public faster and allowing Hoosiers to find safety more quickly,” said Senator Young in a press release Monday.
The TORNADO Act would also encourage, but not require, NOAA to look over its current tornado strength rating system and make any changes where it may deem necessary.
NOAA would be mandated, however, to coordinate with “appropriate entities” when conducting post-storm damage assessments and clean-ups, all in the name of making data collection simpler.

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Charles U Farley May 2, 2023 at 9:45 pm

That’s it, RINO Young, worry about everything except the stuff your voters are worried about. With all the corruption and graft at the Federal level, I’m sure most Hoosiers were concerned with NOAA coordination with other agencies.

I’m so proud of our Senator, he really hit it out of the park this time. /sarc

Slacker06 May 3, 2023 at 11:10 am

Another day of free advertising for Senator Toad Young. I’ll be looking at his FEC filings to see if he claims this. This is at least day three. How will he vote on increasing the debt while lowering spending. What do you do at home when you realize you are over extended. Most sane people reduce their spending. But not in Congress. They claim it is unconstitutional in the House where Toady sits to reduce spending. Where are statements on spending, the border, the debt, taxes, the destruction of our civil society by the trannies and others, or any one of a hundred other issues that bother people especially parents with school aged children or grand children? I can watch the local news and actually see the radar where tornadoes are presently. We do not need any more spending pushed by this stooge. Here’s another one Toady ignores, every bill they pass and gets signed by the pretender that states the “Director shall determine” is UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Congress cannot legally pass their responsibilities off to a person in the Executive branch. That is a direct line to the tyrannical government we now enjoy.


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