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Kean co-sponsors the Weather Act Reauthorization

Kean's Bill, H.R. 4069, the Protecting Coasts and Cities from Severe Weather Act, included in Weather Act Reauthorization Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Kean, Jr. (NJ-07) co-sponsored the Weather Reauthorization Act, a bill that will improve how to communicate and respond to severe weather.   

Included in the Weather Act Reauthorization package is Congressman Kean’s bill H.R. 4069 – the Protecting Coasts and Cities from Severe Weather Act.

This bill would increase the observations, understanding, and forecasting of coastal flooding and storm surge events, to address weather observation gaps in highly vulnerable areas.

The goal of the program is to reduce the development and extension of accurate, effective, and actionable forecasts and warnings for the loss of life and economic losses from coastal flooding and surge events. 

“Advancing research in weather predictions is not just a scientific endeavor; it is a commitment to safeguarding lives and homes from the unpredictable forces of nature,” Kean said. “After the devastating Warren County floodingit is clear that we must focus on proactive legislation aimed at enhancing our ability to observe, understand, and predict natural disasters. This foresight will not only minimize the impact of such disasters but also ensure that our communities are well-prepared to face these challenges head-on.” 

Congressman Kean serves on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.  

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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