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Who We Are

As a nationally recognized leader in emergency communications, the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) delivers timely public safety information and emergency messaging to public radio and television stations across the state of Florida.

A collective of 13 public-radio stations that reach 99% of Florida’s population, FPREN stays on-air during public safety emergencies to broadcast real-time updates. Headquartered at WUFT-TV/FM on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, FPREN and its broad network of local public media stations provide critical severe weather, safety, and evacuation information to assist in protecting residents during storms, hurricanes and other emergency events.

Led by a talented team of meteorologists and multimedia producers, FPREN is committed to ensuring public broadcast organizations have the critically important content needed to serve their local audiences as never before.

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Florida Storms App

Developed exclusively for FPREN, the Florida Storms app displays fast, interactive radar and local storm information from the National Weather Service and provides real-time information to promote public safety during any weather hazard.

Using a combination of exclusive storm track algorithms and the expertise of a meteorologist, you’re certain to receive the most up-to-date information on any potential weather hazard. Get notifications from the National Hurricane Center, find evacuation routes, check dangerous storm paths, or review a checklist of items for preparedness before, during and after a storm.

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1885 Stadium Road
PO Box 118405
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 392-5551

A service of WUFT at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications 

Partners of the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network include: Florida's Division of Emergency Management, WDNA (Miami), WFIT (Melbourne), WMFE (Orlando), WFSU (Tallahassee), WGCU (Fort Myers), WJCT (Jacksonville), WKGC (Panama City), WLRN (Miami), WMNF (Tampa-Sarasota), WQCS (Fort Pierce), WUFT (Gainesville-Ocala), WUSF (Tampa), WUWF (Pensacola) and Florida Public Media.

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