Monticello Live

Monticello's Daily News

Edward Jones Cablevision

Search

CLASSIFIEDS

OBITUARIES

SCHOOL LUNCHES

LOCAL WEBSITES

YMCA

YMCA

Secure Storage 2

Holiday Inn Express

Western Sizzlin’

Western Sizzlin'

Ryburn’s

Baker’s Electrical

Baker's Supply

Cricket Wireless

Cricket Wireless

Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)

Corner Express

Head of the Class

Outfitters RX

Outfitter's RX

NorthSide Baptist Church

Northside Baptist Church

South Arkansas Business Solutions

Ray’s

Walmart

Immanuel Baptist Church

Gibson & Keith

Lucky’s Of Monticello

LifeShare No Date

LA Graphics

LA Graphics

Time & Temp

Time and Temperature

War Eagle Boats

Arkansas AG

Seark Sod Farm

Pines Broadcasting Company

Pines Broadcasting Company

Commercial Bank

O’Fallon Vet

0'Fallon Vet

Market Place

The Market Place

Union Bank 1

Scripture Of The Day

Scripture Of The Day

Sheilla Lampkin

Monticello Tire (Goodyear)

Monticello Tire (Goodyear)

Roof Blown Off of Fairgrounds Exhibit Building

October 19th, 2010 by

The Drew County Fairground’s educational exhibit building, mysteriously, had it’s roof  “blown” off, Monday afternoon between 1:30 and 3:30.

The fairgrounds was destroyed , to a large extent, back in May, 2009, by a tornado, and this building’s roof was rebuilt and re-attached, as indicated by the “shinier” tin before the roof-line.

The new roof is now laying in large sections on the north side of the building, and doesn’t provide any clues as to what happened this afternoon.

The Monticello Airport reported no wind gusts Monday afternoon stronger than 15 miles per hour.

There was no electricity or gas hooked up to the building, and an explosion of some type does not appear to be the cause for the damage.

When informed about the damage to the structure, many fair board member’s were in disbelief, after the recent history of fairground’s structures, being destroyed by weather and wind.

6 Responses to “Roof Blown Off of Fairgrounds Exhibit Building”

  1. Andrew Bentz says:

    Proof!!!!! Aliens exist, lol!

  2. Doug Knight says:

    No strong gusts of wind, no explosions, no UFOs, I don’t know what caused the roof to come off. I think we should look at how it was attached or apparently it wasn’t attached. I thought the repairs were made with FEMA money, if so I would think there would be an inspection after the job was completed. Was the building insured? If so, who will be responsible for the deductible? If the building wasn’t insured, who will be responsible? Will the contractor be held liable?

    Just wondering, “From Where I Sit”
    Doug Knight

  3. james wooten says:

    who was paid to do the load engneering on the new roof?

  4. bigdaddy says:

    humm suspicious dont ya think. rember the tornado that came threw last year and done damage, here is link with some photos look like the same building huuuuummmm.
    http://www.monticellolive.com/storm-damage-photos/

  5. Paul Francis says:

    A chilling reminder of what could have happened had this occurred during the fair. A licensed structural engineer needs to inspect all the buildings at the fairgrounds, and those falling apart on the town square too. A serious injury or loss of life should not have to occur given all the close calls this community has had recently with shoddy structures.

  6. Edith says:

    the town square is a disgrace with building falling apart–a good wind will cause some to finsish cracking open & no telling who will get hurt when they fall right down on the square—some folks are leaving themselves wide open for lawsuits when those old falling a part buildings finish falling down.

Leave a Reply

Monticello Weather

Partly Cloudy
Currently
80°
Partly Cloudy
Today is forecast to be Much Warmer than yesterday.
Clear
Saturday 04/25 0%
High 86° / Low 62°
Clear
Plentiful sunshine. High 86F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Sunday 04/26 0%
High 80° / Low 56°
Clear
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High near 80F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

Razorback Body Shop

Razorback Body Shop

Booth 7B

Booth 7B

Mt. Tabor

Life Share

Cash Saver Food Outlet

Cash Saver

A.J. Huffman

Ray Ryburn Real Estate

Jones Custom Backhoe Service, LLC

Jones Custom Backhoe Service LLC

Monticello Animal Clinic

Monticello Animal Clinic

Tiny Thai Place

Mullis Insurance

Sammy Mullis Insurance

The Guest House

The Guest House

State Farm David Funderburg

Union Bank 2

First Arkansas Financial

Greenscape Nursery

Greenscape Nursery

Reggie’s Lock & Key

Reggie's Lock & Key

Farm Bureau

Southern Quality Construction

Larry & Lance Kling

Cowboy’s

Cowboy's

Clearview

Farmer’s Insurance

Cass Martin Realty

Cass Martin Realty

2. DMH Shrum

SEEMS

City Drug

City Drug

Phone Book

Phone Book Ad

The Computer Guys

Cedar Hills Apartments

Law Office Of Sara Hartness

Law Office of Sara M. Hartness