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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...

Evacuation warnings and flooding caused by steady rainfall

Evacuation Warning courtesy of @ButteSheriff on Twitter Photo credit: Butte County Sheriff's Office

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 ...

Police chase vehicle through northern Chico, fights and thefts abound

Police chase vehicle through northern Chico, fights and thefts abound

Dan Christian

December 5, 2018

University PoliceCall Type: Vandalism Tuesday 11:58 a.m., Parking Structure 1 Reporting party stated their tire had been slashed. When officers arrived they discovered that the reporting party had a flat tire and was advised to call road assistance. Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance Wednesday 9:11 a.m., Butte Hal...

Campus remains open despite severe weather warnings

Flooding from nearby waterways causes road closures. Photo courtesy of Ryan Levi

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 20, 2017

Chico State plans to remain open through recent severe weather warnings.According to a public affairs email, the University is keeping a close watch on the impact and patterns of the ongoing weather."We urge students and employees to use their best judgement and consider safety the top priority as you ...

Langdon Hall fully functioning

Langon Hall. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Enrique Raymundo

January 17, 2014

Langdon Engineering Center is fully operational, after flooding damaged equipment and shut power down for the southern half of the campus. Estimates put the cost of repairs at a minimum of $100,000, according to Chico State spokesman Joe Wills. Flooding affected a transformer and damaged electrical and mechanical equipment st...

South campus closed Saturday, flood repairs continue

Mozes Zarate

January 10, 2014

The south campus area will be closed and without electrical power on Saturday to accommodate flood repairs in Langdon Hall, according to a campus-wide email. Buildings like Ayres Hall and the Bell Memorial Union will be inaccessible to students, staff and faculty from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday....

South campus power restored after flood

Langdon Hall. 
Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Mozes Zarate

January 7, 2014

Faculty and staff in the south campus returned to work today following a basement flood that prompted university maintenance workers to cut off all power in that area Monday afternoon. The flood occurred in the basement of Langdon Hall, where a transformer was housed and connected to the south campus electrical line, said Joe Wil...

Langdon Hall basement floods

Mozes Zarate

January 6, 2014

A basement flood in Langdon Hall prompted a shutdown of electrical power in most south campus buildings this afternoon, according to a campus-wide email. A sensor in the boiler chiller plant of Langdon detected water entry around 10:20 a.m. this morning, said Joe Wills, a spokesman for Chico State....

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