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Campus shocked by power outage

Students ever evacuated early afternoon as power went out in the Student Union. (NINA LIN / THE STATESMAN)
Students ever evacuated early Tuesday afternoon as power went out in the Student Union. (NINA LIN / THE STATESMAN)

The university announced that there was a power outage at approximately 2:30 p.m. The DEC Building, Infirmary, Mendelsohn and H Quads, the Stony Brook Union and the Sewage Treatment Plant were all affected.

According to Assistant Chief of Police and Director of the Office of Emergency Management Lawrence Zacarese, these buildings currently have power, or are in the process of getting power. The University Police Department does not know the cause of the outage however, they believe the issue originated at Langmuir College.

The power outage triggered the fire alarm in the Union. Students and Faculty members temporarily evacuated the building after the alarm went off. During the outage, Campus Dining services were temporarily suspended.

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