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K-State Police Request That People Stay Off Campus During the Nighttime Hours

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University police are requesting that people stay away from campus tonight to allow emergency crews to do their work.

K-State police report downed power lines, downed trees and branches as well as flooding on campus.

Among buildings sustaining damage were Cardwell Hall, Ward Hall, Burt Hall and the engineering complex. The Wind Erosion Laboratory, which had been located near Weber Hall, was destroyed. Damage also was reported in several parking lots. The Sigma Alpha Epsilon house sustained extensive damage. All residents are safe.

Pat Bosco, associate vice president of institutional advancement and dean of student life, said campers staying in the residence halls are fine and the residence halls sustained no damage.

"Orientation and enrollment will go on as scheduled Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. in the K-State Student Union Courtyard," Bosco said. "Any modifications in the schedule will be announced at that time."

More information will be available in the morning, after personnel have had an opportunity to further assess the damage.