With predictions of an active hurricane season for Florida, the idea of possible furloughs at local weather offices and at the hurricane center — not to mention a potential gap in aftermath federal assistance — are causing a whole different kind of storm in Palm Beach County.
Bill Johnson, the director of the Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center, spoke Monday with Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, and Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, about how federal furloughs could possibly affect Palm Beach County in terms of information dissemination during a storm and whether the Federal Emergency Management Agency could help us after we’ve been hit.
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Staff writer Eliot Kleinberg and The Associated Press contributed to this story.