At least 420 storm-related injuries reported at Dayton-area hospitals from tornado outbreak

Published: Monday, June 03, 2019 @ 4:02 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2019 @ 3:29 PM

Tornadoes caused extensive damage across the Miami Valley May 27-28, 2019.

Injury numbers continue to increase across the area following the Memorial Day tornado outbreak and cleanup of debris. 

PREVIOUS REPORT: Over 300 storm-related injuries reported across Dayton-area hospitals

The total number of people injured either during last Monday’s tornadoes or during cleanup efforts in the following days, has reached 420 people, according to officials at Premier Health and Kettering Health Network. 

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  • Premier Health network: 245 patients treated or are still receiving treatment for storm-related injuries in their network, as of 3 p.m. Wednesday
  • Kettering Health Network: 175 patients treated for storm-related injuries, as of Wednesday morning. 35 of those patients were admitted to the hospital. 

The tornado outbreak remains responsible for only one death, 81-year-old Melvin Dale Hannah, of Celina, who was killed when a parked vehicle was thrown into his house by a tornado while he slept. 

RELATED: Remains of missing Harrison Twp. woman found Tuesday night

A Harrison Twp. woman, Catherine Clayburn, 71, went missing on Memorial Day just hours before the tornadoes moved through the area. Clayburn was found dead June 4 near Shiloh Drive in Harrison Twp., however, her cause of death has not yet been determined, and has not been ruled a storm-related death. 

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