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 flooding, it 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.