National Weather Service (NWS) Director Louis Uccellini led a standing ovation on Monday for staff who contradicted President Trump’s false claim that Hurricane Dorian was forecasted to strike Alabama.
“They did what any office would do,” Uccellini told the National Weather Association annual conference Monday. “With an emphasis they deemed essential, they shut down what they thought were rumors.
“They quickly acted to reassure their partners, the media and the public — with strong language — that there was no threat,” he continued.
On September 1 the NWS’ office in Birmingham, Alabama, tweeted that Hurricane Dorian was not predicted to hit Alabama.
About 20 minutes earlier President Trump had tweeted that Alabama was among the states that would “most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated by the hurricane.
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National Weather Service director Louis Uccellini led an ovation for weather forecasters in the agency’s office in Birmingham, Alabama, who corrected President Donald Trump when he falsely claimed Hurricane Dorian was set to hit Alabama.
Speaking at an annual meeting of the National Weather Association Monday, Uccellini praised the scientists for upholding “the integrity of the forecasting process.”
“They did what any office would do,” Uccellini told the convention of …read more
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