NORAD Still Tracking Santa Despite Government Shutdown

NORAD Still Tracking Santa Despite Government Shutdown

NORAD Still Tracking Santa Despite Government Shutdown

Eastern Time on Christmas Eve, Santa Claus was in Russian Federation and had delivered more than 2 billion gifts so far.

The Weather Authority tracks Santa on Christmas Eve with the help of satellites, and military sensors and technology from North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its top-notch radar system will tell you when to get your cookies and milk ready for Santa's arrival.

Despite the shutdown, more than 1,500 civilians and military personnel have enthusiastically volunteered to continue their tradition of tracking Santa's worldwide journey on Christmas Eve for the 63rd year in a row. She said he was annoyed at first, but then the child began to cry before Shoup tried to cheer the boy up. The tradition dates back to the 50s when children were able to phone the centre to check on Santa's progress.

Last year, NORAD Tracks Santa received nearly 126,000 phone calls and 18 million website hits.

NORAD Tracks Santa, its annual event, allows children to follow Santa's ostensible journey across the globe online or in-app, and a call line connects them with hundreds of volunteers who claim to pass their messages to the big man. Children from around the world call to ask when Santa Claus will get to their house.

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NORAD is an organization jointly run by the US and Canadian militaries. New volunteers that come into the operation receive a playbook that instructs them how to answer questions that kids may ask.

NORAD's commander, Air Force Gen. Terrence J.

After NORAD was founded in 1958, the military headquarters made it their duty to keep the public informed about Santa's location. O'Shaughnessy, said he'll answer phones on Monday.

"Yes sir, especially since my son Sam would want to see that as well", General O'Shaughnessy replied. Thousands of NORAD volunteers work every December 24 to update the tracker in seven languages and field childrens' phone calls and emails.

Last year, NORAD Tracks Santa received 126,000 phone calls, 18 million website hits, 1.8 million followers on Facebook and 179,000 more on Twitter.

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