Miami Valley tornadoes: Widespread damage reported in Montgomery, Greene, Mercer counties

Published: Monday, May 27, 2019 @ 10:50 PM
Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 @ 6:17 AM

Damage, debris across Miami Valley

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Tornadoes were reported in Darke, Mercer, Miami and Montgomery counties, according to weather radio spotters.

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Ohio Task Force One has mobilized a search  and rescue team in Montgomery County.

>> Ohio Task Force One mobilizes for search and rescue effort after overnight tornadoes

Local hospitals said they are treating injuries, but exact numbers were not available early Tuesday morning. 

Widespread damage has been reported in the Miami Valley. Schools, homes and businesses have been damaged or destroyed. Tens of thousands are without power, emergency shelters have been opened and Montgomery County residents are being asked to conserve water.

Storm surveys will be conducted today to determine where tornadoes touched down and how strong they were.

>> Weather service to review damage; asks for public input

>> DP&L: Power restoration will take days

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>> American Red Cross emergency shelter locations for those displaced by tornadoes

>> Montgomery County water customers asked to conserve during widespread power outage

The Beavercreek mayor has declared a state of emergency and some areas are under a mandatory evacuation.

>> Beavercreek mayor declares emergency after severe storm

>> PHOTOS: Drone footage of the damage across Miami Valley

Traffic stopped on I-75 southbound after storm debris falls on highway

Viewer images from tonight's storms

In Celina, police are asking people to avoid coming into the city because of storm damage. Power has been restored to about 75 percent of customers.

>> Power has been restored to majority of Celina customers after severe storm caused massive power outage

Brookeville schools are closed for the day after the school complex was heavily damaged.

>> Brookville schools canceled due to storm damage

Damage has also been reported in Trotwood, Harrison Twp., Miami County and several other areas.

Lightning and light rain in Troy