The local Bradford Era newspaper dated 4/21/2010 presents, 'Infamous "blue tarp house" receiving a makeover', that describes the rooftop of a house sheltered only with a tarp. Note sent as comment to newspaper describes neighboring 'blue tarp garage' here on Pleasant Street in Bradford PA, where tarp covers garage entryway. Both 'blue tarp' locations have been evident during past months.
Suddenly, blue tarps have appeared elsewhere in the city, e.g., upon a deck covered only a few houses away in this same Pleasant Street neighborhood. Whether a mass purchase of such tarps has been urged remains to be determined.