Tent Collapses in Storm at Fair

Dozens of people were trapped on Thursday evening when heavy rain and strong winds collapsed a tent at the Albemarle County Fair. At least three people were injured in the mess, including one that had been hit by lightning. It was caused by a sudden, heavy thunderstorm that hit the North Garden fairgrounds, flooding the tent before it collapsed on the families seeking shelter there. The fair will be closed today, and it’s not clear what will happen come the weekend. Reed Williams has the story in today’s Progress.

2 thoughts on “Tent Collapses in Storm at Fair”

  1. One of my White Hall neighbors was manning the ticket booth last night when the storm hit. I chatted with him this morning; he said it was the worst storm he’s ever been in. Considering that he’s a 70-ish western Albemarle County farmer, that’s saying something.

  2. Well, last night when half the city’s grid was blackout, I blame George Bush for not having the correct and more mordenize solutions. Maybe we can put a new power plant in Fluvanna.


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