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Nation IN BRIEF : THE SOUTH

Weather Service Plans Cuts, Closure

March 22, 1997|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The National Weather Service said it will close its Southern regional headquarters in Texas and pare back staff at its hurricane center in Florida and a tornado-tracking center in Oklahoma. The controversial moves had been repeatedly stalled by objections from members of Congress and other officials who contend that public safety will be jeopardized--a contention the service denies.

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