Jeff Huffman

WUFT-TV/FM and the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) today were honored with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Community Lifeline Award for providing extensive coverage and non-stop emergency information during Hurricanes Michael, Irma and Matthew. The Community Lifeline Award recognizes public media stations that provide outstanding service to their…

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Posted: March 19, 2019

The Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) received the 2018 Public Information Award at the 32nd Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference® Awards held in West Palm Beach. During the event, 14 individuals and organizations were honored for their various contributions towards hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation efforts at both the…

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Posted: May 22, 2018

Professionals and students from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications public radio stations WUFT-FM/WJUF-FM and the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network, headquartered at the College’s Division of Media Properties, were recognized for their efforts in providing live and ongoing coverage of Hurricane Irma to listeners throughout the state of…

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Posted: October 2, 2017

On October 6, National Public Radio’s “Here & Now” host Jeremy Hobson spoke with Jeff Huffman, meteorologist for WUFT and the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network. Huffman provided the latest update on Hurricane Matthew’s projected path along Florida’s East Coast as well as what to expect when the storm heads…

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Posted: October 10, 2016

Florida residents and visitors have a new resource to help them prepare for destructive storms and other emergencies. The Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) today launched Florida Storms, a free, mobile weather application that offers a simple way to stay informed of potential weather and other hazards, backed by…

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Posted: August 28, 2015

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate is in high demand as Tropical Storm Isaac makes headlines as it takes an eerily similar path as Hurricane Katrina. Fugate stopped by the studios at the UF College of Journalism and Communications on Monday to do live shots with CNN, the Weather Channel and NBC’s…

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Posted: August 28, 2012