ORLANDO, Fla. — School districts around Central Florida have issued a weather alert over the threat of severe storms Thursday afternoon.
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Schools in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia, Polk and Marion counties have all used weather alerts to warn parents of the possibility of student release and transportation delays.
WEATHER ALERT: OCPS is actively monitoring the weather in our region. Parents/guardians, be prepared for possible storms and severe weather this afternoon and keep in mind this may result in some transportation delays. We appreciate your patience. pic.twitter.com/Fv6bR6oHq3— ocpsnews (@OCPSnews) October 28, 2021
School leaders said parents should plan for possible dismissal delays caused by afternoon thunderstorms.
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Severe weather, including lightning within six miles of a school campus, may cause a student dismissal delay until the weather clears.
There may also be bus transportation delays if students are kept inside over safety concerns.
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Seminole and Volusia counties has also canceled any outdoor student activities for Thursday afternoon.
Channel 9 will have continuing coverage of the afternoon storms and provide major updates on Eyewitness News.
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