Tropical Weather
1:12 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Tropical Update & Florida Public Radio Emergency Network Info

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Tropical Outlook  from the National Hurricane Center

FPREN Tropical Outlook 
Hurricane Edouard is forecast to weaken below the hurricane status in the next 24 hrs. The system is progressing into cooler waters, and shearing away. By Friday night, the National Hurricane Center expects Edouard to become a post-tropical cyclone. There are no threats from Edouard to the United States. Meanwhile, off the west coast of Africa, a tropical wave is being watched for further development. This wave has a low chance of developing in the next five days. There are no immediate threats to the State of Florida.

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WUWF has joined forces with Florida’s public radio stations statewide to form the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) to communicate emergency information through a seamless system of free over the air FM radio as well as online and mobile applications.

On this tenth anniversary of Hurricane Ivan, WUWF is stronger than ever in both infrastructure and staffing and equipped to stay on the air even during times of massive power outages in order to deliver important information to you before, during and after an emergency. 

In the event of a weather incident, we will continue to provide recovery information for as long as necessary. Working in partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management and our local Emergency Operations Centers, you can be assured of having access to the most up to date information. 

When you are at home, WUWF is your best source for information, but if you are travelling throughout the state you can still get the same important information from any of the FPRENs interstate highways indicates the exact frequency of the public radio station in each area.  Additionally, mobile devices are able to obtain local information from any of the FPREN stations at any time.

During times of emergency, 88.1FM and wuwf.org will have all of the information you need in one place.  Arm yourself with a battery or crank-up radio and check here for tips on preparing yourself for hurricane season.