Of all of the absurd and pedantic stories that have come out of Washington DC this year, perhaps none is as annoyingly silly as the one involving President Trump, Alabama, and Hurricane Dorian.
During a speaking event regarding the massive storm, the Commander in Chief made mention of possible impacts of the weather event in the state of Alabama. Given the wildly varying forecasts at the time, there seemed to be a very real possibility that the Gulf Coast of the Yellowhammer State could receive a serious wallop.
Of course, the democratic left jumped all over the President’s words, and then Trump doubled down. The entire debacle then spun wildly and widely out of control, and has become one of the more embarrassing narratives that the mainstream media has ever given life to.
Now, after days and days of silly, petulant conflict, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is weighing in, and calling the National Weather Service to the carpet over their handling of the controversy.
The federal agency that oversees the National Weather Service has sided with President Donald Trump over its own scientists in the ongoing controversy over whether Alabama was at risk of a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian.
In a statement released Friday afternoon, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) stated Alabama was in fact threatened by the storm at the time Trump tweeted Alabama would “most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.”
Referencing archived hurricane advisories, the NOAA statement said that information provided to the president and the public between Aug. 28 and Sept. 2 “demonstrated that tropical-storm-force winds from Hurricane Dorian could impact Alabama.”
This latest addition to the Dorian debacle may have vindicated the President, but it also made continuance of an issue that was long past due to die quietly within the media.
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