Wed July 2, 2014
Tropical Update & Florida Public Radio Emergency Network Info
FPREN Tropical Outlook
There are several areas to watch for in the tropics in the wake of Hurricane Cristobal. The closest disturbance to Florida is located in the western Gulf of Mexico. It is gradually strengthening, but is not expected to move toward Florida. As it nears the Lesser Antilles, Invest 97 continues to appear disorganized and weak. The system is forecast to move west into the Caribbean this weekend, where it is given a low chance of formation in the next 5 days. Farther out in the Atlantic, a stronger tropical wave has a medium chance of developing this weekend as it moves off the west coast of Africa. None of these tropical waves pose an immediate threat to Florida in the next five days.
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.