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Kays Hall experiences power outage due to
April 1, 2008 --
Power was interrupted
to Kays Hall last night as thunderstorms spread across northeast
Arkansas. At approximately 9:30 p.m., lightning struck a Jonesboro City
Water and Light transformer located outside the residence hall, causing
it to fail.
An on-site emergency generator automatically came online and provided
security lighting throughout hallways and staircases.
Approximately 400 students live in Kays Hall. The students were directed
to the Student Union until repairs were completed. Sodexo Campus Dining
Services personnel were called in to provide food for them. The Student
Union Auditorium was opened, and movies were shown.
The University Police Department called in off-duty personnel
to provide additional security.
Although students were inconvenienced, there were no reports of
restored at approximately 1:30 this morning, and students were allowed
to return to the residence hall.
Faculty members were asked to excuse students living in Kays Hall who
might miss classes this morning.
No other campus buildings were affected by the outage.