Public Media Protecting Floridians

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

Network of FPREN partner stations


Headquartered at WUFT-FM/TV on the campus of the University of Florida, FPREN broadcasts critical weather, safety, and evacuation information to help protect residents during storms, hurricanes, and other emergency events.

FPREN’s staff of meteorologists and multimedia producers create content 24/7 on all media platforms. Content and programming is provided in live or preproduced form to public media stations and their online platforms for distribution under local brands.

Emergency information is also delivered via our Florida Storms mobile app. This FREE app provides geo-targeted live forecasts, offers information about evacuation routes and shelters, and livestreams local public radio broadcasts.

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Our team has been honored for their various contributions towards hurricane preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts at both the state and local level. We’re grateful for the recognition, but our hard work isn’t for the awards. It’s for you.

Community Lifeline Award (2019)

For public media stations providing outstanding service to their communities during local emergencies, natural disasters, and other urgent situations

Public Information Award (2018)

For developing an innovative and effective public educational tool or program which has improved hurricane preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation in the State of Florida

Florida TaxWatch Government Productivity Award (2023)

WUFT and FPREN received this annual award for their government and public spending productivity. The award is given to a Florida government entity or unit that has exhibited an extraordinary return on taxpayer annual investment. Florida TaxWatch recognized WUFT and FPREN as an outstanding example of government working for the public good and being responsible with state investment.

Florida Emergency Preparedness Association (FEPA) Media Award (2024)

FPREN was awarded FEPA’s media award for being an extraordinary partner to public safety and emergency management in the state of Florida. FPREN’s ongoing efforts to ensure the public receives timely and accurate emergency management communications and messaging during critical events resulted in it being recognized with this honor in 2024.

Download the FREE Florida Storms App

It’s free. It’s current information. It’s easy to download and navigate. It’s aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly. And it could save a life.

Yes, it’s a comprehensive weather app with radar, alerts, and official messaging from dependable government sources — but it’s so much more.

Listen to live storm coverage from the closest Florida Public Media outlet, plus get the latest reports straight from the National Hurricane Center, National Weather Service, Florida Division of Emergency Management, and local public safety agencies.

Florida Storms App FPREN