The barn, which housed 11 horses owned by members of the UAM rodeo team, was blown across the rodeo parking area and damaged three livestock trailers. None of the horses were injured during the storm, according to rodeo coach Rusty Jones.
Winds also snapped a power line that ran east to west across the parking area. That area has been secured by UAM's Department of Public Safety, and Entergy crews are working to repair the power line.
Minor damage was sustained by UAM's indoor practice facility at the north end of Convoy Leslie-Cotton Boll Stadium. A few roll-up doors were blown off their tracks but remained closed.
Chancellor Jack Lassiter said in a statement, "We are fortunate that no one was injured during last night's storm. While we regret the loss of property, we are gratified that everyone, including our rodeo livestock, came through the incident unscathed. I commend our Department of Public Safety as well as the Monticello Fire Department and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management for their rapid response."