A commenter opposed to an early warning system for the Northwest thought that it shouldn't be paid for by those who don't live there. Another doesn't seem to think that 'red states' should have to pay for the specific needs of 'blue states.' By that reckoning, there would be no United States if people in Idaho, for example wouldn't want to help those in states prone to hurricanes. We can't live as red versus blue or as every state for itself. When a disaster strikes, we are all in it together. If an early warning system can save lives, why wouldn't we implement it, just as we have Doppler Radar that can forecast severe weather events? This important technology is necessary and deserves funding.