1:30 A.M. UPDATE 1/26 UCF SEVERE WEATHER :

Cars lined up to get out of Parking Garage B after evening class and activities were canceled due to stormy weather at UCF on January 25, 2011. (Kurt Rivers/KnightNews.com)

Campus is back to normal now after severe storms rolled through Central Florida and the UCF area late Tuesday afternoon and night.

KnightNews.com had been monitoring the severe weather potential and warned our readers on our Facebook pages very early Tuesday morning.

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After it became clear the severe weather we first warned you about would be coming, UCF sent out text and email alerts announcing campus would be closing at 6 p.m. Tuesday. KnightNews.com helped spread the word on Facebook and on our site Tuesday afternoon. It’s a good thing we did, because we got multiple reports from students that they never got the text alert from UCF.

No tornadoes were reported near UCF, but local news media is reporting a possible tornado may have ripped through Groveland, in Lake County Fla., about an hour or so west of UCF. While there were no tornadoes on campus, you can see the lightning and strong storms that moved in thanks to KnightNews.com’s Kurt Rivers shooting these great storm photos.

Lightning strikes near the UCF Arena in the storm that canceled evening class and activities at UCF on January 25, 2011 (Kurt Rivers/KnightNews.com)

If you have any storm photos, send them to news@knightnews.com and we’ll post them online too.

See our previous coverage on the next page.

5 COMMENTS

  1. “KnightNews.com had been monitoring the severe weather potential and warned our readers on our Facebook pages very early Tuesday morning.”

    They warned you while you were sleeping Tues. morning. Then you woke up. Then UCF sent you a text alert. Then KN reported the severe weather threat a second time, AFTER it warned you on facebook hours and hours before UCF sent out a text alert.

    Try again.

  2. ” After it became clear the severe weather we first warned you about would be coming, UCF sent out text and email alerts announcing campus would be closing at 6 p.m. Tuesday. ”

    I got word from UCF over an hour before I saw anything on the internet. Another instance of knightnews exaggeration.

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