There are two months left in hurricane season and we just lost our NOAA hurricane tracker airplane.
With more than two months of the Atlantic hurricane season left, NOAA’s Hurricane Hunters have grounded the Gulfstream IV aircraft that flies over storms at high altitudes to gather data.
“Unbelievably, there is no backup,” Florida Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) told the Palm Beach Post. “I’ve sounded the alarm on this until I’m blue in the face. The administration simply must act.”
The airplane, nicknamed Gonzo, has suffered three malfunctions in a period of eight days. It’s the only high altitude aircraft that NOAA has. There is no backup.
So, ya think Tom Price would loan us his airplane? Or maybe Mexico has one we can borrow?
But Donald Trump and the Koch brothers need a tax cut. When Trump finds out that Texas and Mexico are bordered by a really, really big ocean, we are all pretty much on our own.
Crossposted at juanitajean.com