Please take the time to read this important document and respond to the NSB!
National Science Board invites public comment on an important draft report --Hurricane Warning: The Critical Need for a National Hurricane Research Initiative. The public is invited to provide e-mail comments to this draft at mailto:NSBHSE@nsf.gov until Sunday, October 29, 2006.
Background material for the report may be accessed here.
For an excellent overview of why this initiative is so urgently needed - and how it impacts all citizens of the US (not just those in the hurricane zones), please see Dr. Jeff Master's comments at his blog at Weather Underground here.