Monday, April 22, 2024
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Monterey Amphitheater Loses Portion Of Roof To High Winds

The Monterey Amphitheater had a part of its roof blown off by Friday’s high winds.

Cultural Administrator Rafferty Cleary said the damage is not major, but a section of the roof including several sheets of metal were blown behind the building. Cleary said the damage is unlikely to effect the usability of the venue.

“And it’s kind of, I guess, good timing,” Cleary said. “Never, never good timing for something to be broken or to be damaged in storms, but with it being the winter and this not having a lot of use in the wintertime, that – that’s kind of good for – for us.”

Cleary said no one was injured by the pieces that blew away. Cleary said there is another piece of the roof that is hanging off of the side of the building.

“It’s not significant or anything like that, but obviously something that will need to be repaired,” Cleary said.

He said there are not any estimates for the cost or time it will take to repair the damage yet.

“We’ll turn all of this into insurance and then go from there,” Cleary said.

He said a weather station at the Monterey Depot Museum reported winds of sixty-seven miles per hours around noon.