Twelve thousand employees with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will not be suffering pay cuts after all.
Twenty furlough days were set to begin this summer because of forced budget cuts. However those days would have hit during the Atlantic hurricane season, which NOAA says will likely be above-normal in activity.
The memo was sent to employees on Friday. The memo also said that last month’s deadly tornadoes served as a reminder on how vital NOAA is to safety.
NOAA is forecasting up to twenty named storms this year.