The University of Central Florida’s campus may soon find itself under heavy rain and storm force wind.

The increased threat of Tropical Storm Hermine has UCF’s office of Emergency Management preparing for possible flooding along with heavy rains and potential tornado activity.


“UCF’s Emergency Operations Center has been activated to Level 3 (Monitoring); and the Department of Security and Emergency Management is actively participating in conference calls with the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service Melbourne.

Localized heavy rains, flooding, and possible tornadic activity are the highest threats from TS Hermine,” an email from the Office of Emergency Management stated.

This came from a weather report from the Emergency Operations Center, which has been activated to level 3 due to Hermine.

On Wednesday the Tropical Storm was located 350 miles west-southwest of Tampa. Although there are no current issued warnings for Orange County, heavy rains, minor flooding and isolated tornados may still strike the UCF area.

UCF states that it will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Hermine and sandbag certain areas in preparation for possible flooding.

Stay tuned to Knight News for continued Tropical Storm coverage.