FPBS member stations are a critical link in the state’s Emergency Management Network during a crisis. Through our statewide communications network, our stations provide key safety and evacuation information to help protect residents during hurricanes and other natural disasters.
Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN), a collective of 13 public radio stations that reach 99% of Florida’s population, are prepared to stay on-air during times of crisis to broadcast real-time updates from the Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee.
This collective also delivers local and regional information during emergencies and is part of the national Emergency Alert System (EAS).
Florida Public Broadcasting Service’s statewide infrastructure provides easy access to information during emergencies, with signage along state evacuation routes to identify public radio stations in the area.
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FPREN STORM CENTER
The FPREN Storm Center, operated by WUFT-FM at the University of Florida provides localized hurricane, tropical storm, and other severe weather information.
Florida Public Broadcasting System’s WUFT-FM at the University of Florida was awarded the 2015 Media Award for the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network.