Published: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 8:04 AM
By: Chris Stewart - Staff Writer
— Intense storms rolled over the Miami Valley on Wednesday evening spawning localized flooding, reports of tornadoes and damage to homes and businesses in at least three area counties.
The National Weather Service will be out in the daylight today to survey the damage and determine the number, strength and exact locations of any tornado touchdowns, officials said.
Throughout the evening and into the morning, our team gathered video on the ground and collected it from viewers and readers.
A Sunoco gas station on state Route 235, in the 2100 block of South Dayton-Lakeview Road in Park Layne was destroyed, and other businesses in the area were damaged, including a Family Dollar. The Mel-O-Dee Restaurant also sustained damage.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base issued a tornado warning at 8:33 p.m. A funnel cloud was reported over Fairborn. Several trees and power lines were reported down near Dayton-Xenia and Trebein roads in the Xenia area, and trees came down in along Dayton Yellow Springs road near Fairborn.
A tornado may be responsible for barn debris, trees and wires in the street the 8000 block of Bellefontaine Road, which was closed last night, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Dispatch. Deweese Road at Peterson was closed because of power lines and downed trees. At least two homes reportedly sustained structural damage near highway 201 at Studebaker Road.