I was en route to the NCPCA’s council candidate forum last night, when a tornado watch alert came from the University of Maryland.

The message was rather brief – “A tornado is forecast to strike the campus within the next 13 minutes. Seek shelter immediately.”. It was sent by UMD Alerts to all of its users.

Two more alters were sent later, but fortunately, the twister did not hit our city.

The USA Today is reporting that a suspected tornado, touched down in New Kent County and Louisa County, VA.

This situation happened just more than ten years after an F-3 tornado hit the campus, killing two sisters who were UMD students. The tornado continued on a 17.5 mile path and injured 55 others.