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Evacuation warnings and flooding caused by steady rainfall

Evacuation warnings and flooding caused by steady rainfall

Gordy Papalias

February 14, 2019

Update: 2:12 p.m. According to Meghan McMahon, the Police Information Officer at the Butte County Sheriff's office, "About six houses" have been evacuated due to flooding in the Butte County area. While rain has slowed down through the afternoon hours, there is a high possibility that it will ...

President Hutchinson reacts to Oroville Spillway crisis

President Hutchinson reacts to Oroville Spillway crisis

Jacqueline Morales

February 17, 2017

President Gayle Hutchinson expressed her thoughts and reactions about the Oroville Spillway during the Academic Senate meeting Feb. 16. "Sunday I was at home working on my dining room table in the afternoon enjoying a little sunshine outside when I get a text message from a friend of mine asking,...

Emergency crews making progress on Spillway

Daniel Wright

February 15, 2017

Embed from Getty ImagesButte County Sheriff Kory Honea, reiterated that the situation at the Oroville Dam continues to be an emergency in Wednesday's press conference.Honea, along with the Director of Water Resources, Bill Croyle, urged the public to prepare for another emergency evacuation if the s...

Emergency alert emphasizes university disorganization

Emergency alert emphasizes university disorganization

Kayla Fitzgerald

September 18, 2016

On Sept. 6, Chico State students received an emergency alert of a male possibly approaching campus with a gun. The Chico Police Department had received a call on the non-emergency line, that morning, from a female stating that a male had left a nearby residence and was headed toward campus with a...

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