The Plex South dome collapses during Monday’s derecho

The Plex South large dome collapsed during Monday's storm.
The Plex South large dome collapsed during Monday's storm.(Staff)
Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 5:24 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - The large dome at The Plex South, 5702 Engle Road, collapsed Monday night during the derecho.

Co-Owner, Bobby Poursanidis says it happened around midnight Monday, even though the generators kicked in to keep the structure inflated, but says the wind was so powerful that it caused the covering to go down.

Poursandis says the covering for the dome, which is filled with air to keep its shape, was completely ripped apart.

The Plex South had experienced something similar a few years ago, Poursandis says, with the smaller dome. That structure is in good shape this time around.

The company has started to clean up and expects to press rewind and get the dome up as they did with the smaller one, and move forward, Poursandis said.

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