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Storm ravages Chico State, Whitney Hall left without power, campus buildings flooded

The cross section of West Sacramento and Mechoopda Street was flooded about knee deep Tuesday Photo credit: Nate Rettinger

Kendall George

April 4, 2019

Chico State and the surrounding downtown areas were hit with an intense storm Tuesday, leaving buildings including Tehama Hall, Whitney Hall and the Student Health Center flooded with water. Although only west Chico was affected by the flooding, powerful rain, hail and lighting were seen throughout the...

Tornado and flash flood warnings issued

Tornado and flash flood warnings issued

Julian Mendoza

April 2, 2019

The Butte County Sheriffs office issued a flash flood warning in effect until 10 p.m Tuesday for west central Butte County, northern Chico and surrounded areas affected by heavy rains. A tornado warning was issued earlier in the day until 5:45 p.m.   Later, The National Weather Service in Sacramento issued a tornado wa...

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...

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