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STORM OPERATIONS

COVERAGE PHASES

Announcements of coverage plans will be sent via email and through the #fpren-ops channel on Slack.
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NO CURRENT THREAT

Content is shared with stations at the discretion of the FPREN meteorologists through Slack, Dropbox and PRX. Requests for interviews can be pre-arranged via email or Slack.

You can choose to watch the video below or click through the tabs above.

PHASE ONE: AWARE

A tropical weather system has the potential to impact the state in the next 3-5 days, OR a non-tropical weather event could affect the state in the next 48 hours (e.g. severe weather).

  • Content is shared regularly for ME and ATC through Slack, PRX or Dropbox.
  • Interviews (live or recorded) from the Storm Center available per request.
  • Stations who might benefit from a live update (e.g. Tornado Warning) will be notified.

PHASE TWO: APPROACHING

A tropical or significant weather system is likely to affect the state within the next 48 hours.

  • Meteorologists will provide LIVE updates of storm-specific information from the FPREN Storm Center at 4 minutes after each hour. The length of the update will be 1:40, but there will be a reset at 60 seconds.
  • Meteorologists will record 30-second updates or bites (for the bottom of the hour) and distribute them Dropbox and Slack. PRX updates will be sent every three hours.
  • Content distribution from Phase I continues at increased intervals.
  • Interviews (live or recorded) from Storm Center available per request.

PHASE THREE: A BIG DEAL!

A major weather event is occurring and likely to impact more than one FPREN market.

  • Please attempt ALL communication first in Slack (tag @StormCenter).
  • LIVE 100-second (reset at 60) updates continue at 4 minutes after the hour.
  • LIVE team coverage will commence at various times throughout the hour (refer to the document called “Storm Ops Clocks”). Stations can fill other segments with local coverage or return to network. Resets are also provided.
  • Stations not in the direct path of the event who want local content need to request it using Slack, or follow along using your ZIP to record segments from the live coverage.
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THE CLOCKS

We worked with each station on these, and based on guidance from the network, came up with a tailored plan for Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  During Phase Three, there is an "Everything Else" clock that can be used as a starting point for breaking news situations.
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No network live coverage planned.

 

 

Phase Two includes one live update at 4 min past the hour, plus a 30 sec update that can be played at other times throughout the hour per your discretion.

Phase Three is similar to Phase Two at the top of the hour, but includes extended live coverage opportunities throughout the hour. The "Everything Else" clock is the model we will use during all other hours of the day.

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  • Announcements

  • Coverage plans

  • For everyone

Communication in this channel is open to everyone and will be largely used for communication with all stations.

Suggested for questions related to statewide coverage plans or topics with multi-market relevance.
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  • Content bots

  • Coordination

  • Station only

One-to-one communication with a storm center meteorologist is preferred in this channel.

Be sure to tag @StormCenter when attempting to reach the meteorologist available at the time.

Examples of messages

As they would appear in Slack...

THE BEST SLACKERS

Threads are important to consider if you want to keep your station's channel "clutter free".

Use a thread when  your question or comment is related to a message already in the channel.

All threads you communicate or are mentioned in can be accessed in a top menu item called "Threads".
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Maps
Tutorials
Videos
Click on the highlighted text for explanations...
Each audio package is delivered in a sub-folder...
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Story topic
The story topic or explanation of what it is
Expiration day and hour of the story (when it will be removed)
With the following files inside...
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Voice
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Slug.wav
The identifier of the bite that matches the script
The voice in the bite (a meteorologist or expert)
"WXXX" is a bite for your station (your call letters)
"FPREN" is a bite (for you) that we have sent to multiple stations
SCRIPT
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Story topic.txt
Matches the story topic in the folder name.
The script of the story, with suggested intro and tag.
Maps in the following sub-folders are automatically delivered.
Currents
Temperatures, winds, "feels like" (local & state)
Forecasts
Future animations, local and statewide forecast maps
Radars
Local and regional radar (and satellite) animations
Tropics
Tropical outlook and storm-related track maps
Maps NOT in a sub-folder are manually created by a meteorologist. 
Exp-Day-HH File name
Will be automatically deleted at expired time
Everything you see in this presentation that can be printed or shared.
Potential future use for sharing videos made for television.

Yes, it "self destructs"

When the content expires, it GOES AWAY automatically!

Stress-free Social Media

Let us take the worry of warning off your shoulders.
Each station has a geo-fence.

When a severe weather warning is issued in that pre-defined area, we can automatically send a tweet on your account.  

The tweets include cities affected, potential hazards, an effective map, and a link to official information from the National weather Service.

Social media managers can contact [email protected] to get this setup.
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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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