H Quad was affected by a power outage that began at approximately 7:20 a.m. on Monday. (DAVID VERTSBERGER / THE STATESMAN)
H Quad was affected by a power outage that began at approximately 7:20 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 1, according to police. (DAVID VERTSBERGER / THE STATESMAN)

A power outage affected H Quad, Mendelsohn Quad, the graduate chemistry building, the Student Union and Long Island State Veterans Home at approximately 7:20 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 1, according to police and fire marshals on the scene at H Quad.

The power came back to Benedict College at 9:26 a.m., and the cause of the power outage has not yet been identified, police said.

Julia Covell, a junior transfer student, said she was awake at the time of the outage.

“I just kind of noticed that the lights just flickered off and I unplugged all my things,” she said. “And then I just kind of switched the light on and off to see if it was just a fuse, but then I noticed my whole floor was out.”

Sophomore Cindy Lowe said she found out about the outage when she noticed her phone and laptop were not charging.

“And then I turned the light on and it didn’t go on,” she said. “And then I opened the door and it was dark.”

David Vertsberger contributed to reporting.

Arielle Martinez

Arielle is a senior journalism major in Stony Brook University's Honors College. She joined The Statesman as a copy editor before covering USG senate meetings for the news team. She has also written for The Chronicle of Higher Education and Long Island Press. She was an editing intern at The Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minnesota during the summer of 2015 as part of the Dow Jones News Fund. (Twitter: @AMartinezNews). Contact Arielle at: [email protected]

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