National Weather Service: Storm surveys ‘will likely take several days’

Published: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 @ 3:29 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 @ 12:07 PM

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UPDATE @ 9:30 a.m.: 

The National Weather Service said storm surveys will “likely take several days” following widespread damage from tornadoes across the Miami Valley. 

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Survey teams from the NWS in Wilmington will respond to Greene, Mercer, and Montgomery counties in the Miami Valley. A survey team will also respond to Pickaway County, located just south of Columbus. 

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“Additional teams will be sent as additional resources become available,” the NWS said in a public statement Tuesday morning. 

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Final assessments from the results of storm surveys will be sent out over the next few days, officials said.  

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The National Weather Service will begin surveying storm damage in the Dayton region early Tuesday, but the process likely will take multiple days, “due to the magnitude and expanse of damage and reports received,” NWS officials said.

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Anyone who observed weather-related damage is asked to report it to the National Weather Service via severe weather reporting methods or by calling 937-383-0031.

In a public information statement, the National Weather Service said it expects to conduct storm surveys in Celina, New Madison in Darke County, Laura in western Miami County, Dayton, and spots as far east as Laurelville, near Hocking Hills.

“Other survey locations and survey priorities will be determined once all of the reports are gathered and processed,” the NWS statement said.

The NWS will be in contact with emergency managers from all affected counties to determine specific survey plans in the coming days.