Apr 24, 2019
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A thunderstorm struck the Fresno and Clovis area causing damage to two student organization booths on Sunday night. (Larry Valenzuela/ The Collegian)

Storm causes damage to student organization booths on campus

Storm causes damage to student organization booths on campus

A powerful storm drenched the Clovis and Fresno areas Sunday night, bringing gusts of wind that caused damage to a few student organization booths directly in front of the University Student Union.

One booth’s roof caved in on itself and another was pushed over by the high winds.

According to Meteorologist Kevin Durfee from the National Weather Service, a thunderstorm brought gusts of wind that reached close to 45 miles per hour, causing some power lines and trees to fall over throughout the valley.

Rain reached up to sixth-tenths of an inch.

The booths belonged to the Beta Gamma Nu and Phi Delta Theta fraternities.

According to Phi Delta Theta treasurer Joseph Almeida, the funds for booth repairs will come out of the fraternity’s budget.

Almeida said the fraternity is currently rebuilding and remodeling its booth.

Correction: In a previous version of this story, Joseph Almeida was misspelled.

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