Conner Dugout Damaged during last night's storms

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    Conner Dugout Damaged during last night's storms

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    Saw this earlier this morning as a result of the storms that came through last night. This is at Conner HS.

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    Looks like the wind took the roof off, and the roof damaged the top couple of courses if cinder blocks and the fence in the process of flying into the parking lot. With one side of the structure completely wide open the way it is, I guess it just turns the dugout into a giant windsock if the wind is coming from the right direction.

    That's a big bummer for Arlo and the Cougars, but I wouldn't assume the structure is any danger to players sitting on the bench inside once they get rid of the debris and pull off any loosened or failed cinder blocks from the tops of the walls.

    In my home building days, I always used to question how necessary hurricane ties were (metal strips that fasten the roof trusses to the framing of the walls) when it came to reinforcing houses built in Greater Cincinnati. I guess this basically answers that question.

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    Conner's home opener is on Wednesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Looks like the wind took the roof off, and the roof damaged the top couple of courses if cinder blocks and the fence in the process of flying into the parking lot. With one side of the structure completely wide open the way it is, I guess it just turns the dugout into a giant windsock if the wind is coming from the right direction.

    That's a big bummer for Arlo and the Cougars, but I wouldn't assume the structure is any danger to players sitting on the bench inside once they get rid of the debris and pull off any loosened or failed cinder blocks from the tops of the walls.

    In my home building days, I always used to question how necessary hurricane ties were (metal strips that fasten the roof trusses to the framing of the walls) when it came to reinforcing houses built in Greater Cincinnati. I guess this basically answers that question.
    NWS is saying that they had a sudden down draft that blew the roof off. Essentially it all gains steam as the gust falls to earth and then once impacted on the ground must continue parallel to the ground until it's energy is gone. It's a wonder there wasn't more damage to the facility with that being the case.

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    Better the dugout than the school right behind it.

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    From what I was seeing on the news, Hebron and Burlington were the two towns at the heart of the storm's ferocity.

    Stinks about the dugout, but it could have been a lot worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Conner's home opener is on Wednesday.
    I'd say it will take quick work or that game will have to be moved. You could play with a roofless dugout but the fence behind it doesn't look to be in great shape after the storm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    I'd say it will take quick work or that game will have to be moved. You could play with a roofless dugout but the fence behind it doesn't look to be in great shape after the storm.
    Nahhh....assuming they could make it out in the next couple of business days, that fence is maybe an hour or two of work for a Mills Fence crew....tops.

    The hitch there is whether they can make it out in that timeframe.

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    Saw on FB that the school board had to bless the cleanup that was supposed to happen on Saturday. Planning on stopping out there this afternoon to check out things.

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