WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Florida Lifeguards Preparing For Memorial Day Weekend

Counties across central Florida are staffing more lifeguards at the most popular beaches for Memorial Day weekend.

Eisen Witcher with Brevard County Ocean Rescue said they’re expecting larger than usual crowds at Cocoa Beach Pier, Shepard Park and Lori Wilson Park.

“We are also making preparations for the low pressure system that’s coming in and warning people before they get into the water about the elevated risk of rip currents,” said Witcher.

This time last year, lifeguards pulled hundreds of people out of the ocean because of rough surf at Brevard and Volusia beaches.

To break the grip of a rip don’t fight the current, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If you can’t escape, float or tread water and call for help.

Witcher said a problem they face on shore is children getting lost on busy beaches.

Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida news, updates on special programs and more.

Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” and you’ll be connected.

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

About Crystal Chavez

Crystal Chavez