OKLAHOMA CITY — The Nebraska softball team waited out the severe weather in an Oklahoma City hotel and parking garage on an off-day during the Women's College World Series.
According to a Nebraska official, everyone in the official travel party is safe and accounted for.
The Huskers are staying in the Sheraton in Oklahoma City. The team took shelter in the underground level of the parking garage of the hotel for around 45 minutes on Friday evening. After being released from the shelter, the team returned to the parking garage about 15 minutes later because of another threat.
"Everyone in our travel party is safe and calmly waited out the severe weather under safe shelter, following the protocol established by our hotel," Nebraska coach Rhonda Revelle said in a statement. "As a staff we were diligent in communicating the emergency plan to our student-athletes, and they appropriately recognized the severity of the situation and calmly and collectively followed the protocol and proceeded to the designated shelter area. We appreciate all of the people who were concerned for our safety and we're happy to let everyone know we are all safe."
Some tweets about the WCWS and severe weather:
Riding out the storm together: Michigan, Nebraska, Tennessee, Florida, Washington teams/fans all together in underground garage #OKC— Michigan Softball (@umichsoftball) June 1, 2013