Collapsed roof, downed wires and high water reported from Tuesday afternoon storms

Flash Flooding and Funnel Clouds

MIAMI VALLEY — There were reports of a collapsed roof, downed wires and high water from storms that moved through the Dayton area on Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service chat room:

Preble County

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  • In Eaton, at least one manhole cover reportedly was being pushed up by water from a flash flood, according to a report to the Preble County emergency manager.
  • Just east of Eaton, weather spotters reported more than 2.5 inches of rain in 15 minutes at Meadowbrook Drive and U.S. 35, according to the county emergency manager.

Greene County

  • The roof of Fast Fashions, 33 E. Main St. in Xenia, collapsed under the weight of water that pooled on the flat roof. There were no injuries, according to Xenia Fire Chief Kenneth Riggsby.
Roof of Fast Fashions, East Main Street, Xenia, after heavy rain Tuesday afternoon (June 30, 2020). (Chuck Hamlin/Staff)
Roof of Fast Fashions, East Main Street, Xenia, after heavy rain Tuesday afternoon (June 30, 2020). (Chuck Hamlin/Staff)
  • In Xenia, trees were reported down between McDowell Street and Home Avenue; a pole and wires were reported down at Richard Drive and Dayton Avenue; and high water was reported in at least five places in and around the city, according to police and fire dispatch. One of those locations was along Dayton Xenia Road near Scout Dog Park
This tree and pole at Richard Drive and Dayton Avenue in Xenia came down in heavy rain Tuesday afternoon, June 30, 2020. (iWitness7)
This tree and pole at Richard Drive and Dayton Avenue in Xenia came down in heavy rain Tuesday afternoon, June 30, 2020. (iWitness7)

Warren County

  • Near Lebanon in Warren County, more than 3.2 inches of rain in under hours was measured from an automated rain gauge at 2 p.m.

There also was a report of a funnel cloud during all the alerts about flash flooding and flood watches.

Here’s how much rain fell Tuesday afternoon, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs:

Lebanon: 3.63 inches

Eaton: 2.5 inches

Richmond, Ind.: 1.76 inches

Oxford: 1.21 inches

Xenia: 1.17 inches.