Tornado damage  cleanup causing increase in injuries, hospital official says; 1 dead, 130 injured

Published: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 @ 8:02 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 @ 5:26 PM

SKY7 was in Celina to observe the tornado damage from last night

A Celina man is dead and dozens have been injured across the Miami Valley following Monday’s tornado outbreak. 

The victim killed in the Celina tornado was identified as 81-year-old Melvin Dale Hannah, according to Celina Fire Chief Douglas Wolters. 

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Hannah was killed after a parked vehicle was blown into his home as he slept, Wolters said. 

Kettering Health Network hospitals are currently experiencing an increase in patients due to people sustaining injuries while cleaning up tornado damage, network spokeswoman Elizabeth Long told this news outlet. 

UPDATE @ 5 p.m. 

As of 5 p.m., 130 patients have been injured and either received or are receiving treatment at Dayton-area hospitals, according to officials. 

  • Kettering Health Network hospitals, regional: 79 patients treated for storm-related injuries. 15 people have be admitted for treatment, others are minor, according to a network spokesperson.
  • Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton: 27 storm-related injuries reported. 13 of which were admitted, 14 were observed and discharged.
  • Miami Valley Hospital North, Englewood: 22 storm-related injuries treated
  • Upper Valley Medical Center, Miami County: 1 treated and released for minor storm-related injuries
  • Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville: 1 patient treated after a fall while running to get to their basement.

At least seven others were injured in Celina from the EF-3 tornado, according to Mercer County officials. 

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The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

UPDATE @ 11:40 a.m.:

The number of people injured and receiving treatment for storm-related injuries at Dayton-area hospitals has increased to over 50, according to hospital representatives. 

Patients at Miami Valley Hospital have increased to 14, Sharon Howard, Director of Communications at Premier Health said in an emailed statement. 

At Miami Valley Hospital North in Englewood, five people are being treated for storm-related injuries. 

Earlier, Kettering Health Network said 35 people were received at their hospitals for storm injuries. An update on that number was expected soon. 

Anyone searching for a missing loved one should visit RedCross.org/SafeandWell or Safeandwell.org.

Residents impacted by tornadoes and storms can also visit the websites to notify family and friends that they area safe.

We’ll update this story as we learn more. 

UPDATE @ 9:10 a.m.: 

Officials in Mercer County confirm one person is dead following a tornado that hit Celina Monday night. 

Earlier, officials said seven people in Celina were hospitalized for storm-related injuries. 

In the Dayton-area, 42 people at Miami Valley Hospital and Kettering Health Network hospitals are receiving treatment for storm-related injuries. 

Officials in Mercer County confirm one person is dead following a tornado that hit Celina Monday night.

UPDATE @ 8:40 a.m.: 

Over 40 people are receiving treatment for storm-related injuries at Dayton-area hospitals, according to hospital officials. 

Miami Valley Hospital is currently treating eight people for storm-related injuries, two of which required care in the Intensive Care Unit, Ben Sutherly, Director of System Communications at Premier Health said in an emailed statement. 

Miami Valley Hospital has also treated five patients in need of oxygen as a result of power outages, Sutherly said.

Earlier Kettering Health Network said 35 people were receiving treatment from storm-related injuries at their hospitals. 

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more. 

Officials in Mercer County confirm one person is dead following a tornado that hit Celina Monday night.

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Hospitals in the Kettering Health Network have treated 35 people for storm-related injuries, according to Liz Long, spokesperson for the health network. 

“We treated some people who were thrown around during the storm,” Long said in an emailed statement to this news outlet. “Injuries included lacerations and bruises. We also cared for people whose power went out and they needed oxygen.” 

We’ve reached out to Miami Valley Hospital and Premier Health for numbers but have yet to receive a response. 

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said no storm-related fatalities have been reported to their office. 

Earlier, officials in Celina said seven people were treated for storm-related injuries, but their conditions were not available. 

We’ll update this story as we learn more.