FOX 12 spoke with the man who recorded the awnings collapse under the snow at the Portland Rowing Club. 

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nativepdx

This is not a new problem, we have see this before.

hot4teach

Banning wake boats didn't help in this situation. Feeling bad for any that were destroyed by this unsafe roof.

Ron Schmidt

So sad to see the loss of the covered slips and, likely, many boats underneath. But we are grateful all the floating homes at our WOOO member PYC are ok. Covered marinas are susceptible to collapse due to the inherent need to have most of the area underneath them open for boat slips. This means that less than 20% of the area underneath can be flotation and support for 100% of the roof. Floating homes and other floating structures have 100% support under them and have the ability to add much more flotation if needed. Good report Fox12, you keep us in the know! Waterfront Organizations of Oregon www.WaterfrontOregon.com

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