First, the good news.

No one was hurt when 80-mile-per-hour winds pulled the roof from the old MFA feed building on the north side of the Seymour square.

Now, the bad news.

The owner of the building, Kenneth Lang of Seymour, didn't have building insurance.

That's not speculation.

"I heard that directly from Mr. Lang," City Administrator Hillary Gintz said.

And he doesn't think he bears responsibility for the damage caused to vehicles by his flying roof.

"He told me this was an act of God," Gintz said.

Lang's roof on the century-old, two-story building was one of issues cited by both the city's planning-and-zoning commission and the Seymour Board of Aldermen when public notices were ran earlier this year, asking Lang to make needed repairs for safety reasons

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