Dayton Tornado Video: Photos, Update, Deaths Unclear, Dayton Ohio Tornado Damage
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Dayton Tornado Video: Photos, Update, Deaths Unclear, Dayton Ohio Tornado Damage

Dayton Ohio Tornado Damage

Video captured the damage caused by a large and dangerous tornado that struck Dayton, Ohio and its surrounding communities. Tornadoes were also reported in several other Ohio counties. You can see videos of the destruction and severe weather throughout this article. Live scanner reports captured a flurry of rescue activity that continued well into the morning in Dayton-area communities like Trotwood, Brookville, and Beavercreek.


A “large and dangerous tornado” struck the Dayton, Ohio area, including the community of Trotwood. The live scanner, which you can listen to below, flooded with reports of damage, people needing extrication, lines down, and other problems. Tornadoes were reported in multiple Ohio counties, including Montgomery and Mercer, where search and rescue operations were underway into the early morning hours of May 28, 2019.


The damage to the Dayton metropolitan area was described as “catastrophic” and “unbelievable.” In Trotwood, the mayor reported “extensive” damage throughout the community. Pictures emerged of the damage. At least 12 people were injured in Mercer County, Ohio. Tornadoes were spotted in Darke, Mercer, Miami and Montgomery Counties, according to WHIO-TV.


“Two shelters in western Ohio have been set up due to severe storms: one in Greene County and another in Mercer County. Greene County: Hawker Church, 1617 N. Longview St., Beavercreek, Ohio, 45432. Mercer County: Coldwater Eagles Lodge, 101 W. Walnut St. Coldwater, Ohio, 45838,” the Ohio Emergency Management Agency wrote. People were described as having to climb over trees to check on their families:


Videos showed damage to Dayton businesses. Mary McDonald, the mayor of nearby Trotwood, wrote on Facebook: “Trotwood is in a search and rescue mode. Call 911 if you need help.” She told an NBC affiliate that apartment complexes were being evacuated.


However, rescuers were discussing efforts to extricate people. “Multiple structures collapsed…one person trapped,” said another rescuer on the scanner. They referred to the “Westbrook corridor.”
According to WHIO-TV, damage included roofs gone in Dayton; damaged houses in Riverside; injuries and damage in Brookville (including to the high school and on Westbrook); and in other areas.
You can listen to live scanner audio here. You can get updates from the National Weather Service office covering the Dayton, Ohio area here.
The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down, writing, “[11:00 PM] CONFIRMED LARGE AND DANGEROUS TORNADO ON THE GROUND NEAR TROTWOOD, OHIO. EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION. TAKE COVER NOW IN NORTHERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO. DO NOT TRY TO SPOT AT NIGHTTIME!”

Scanner Traffic Discussed the ‘Walking Wounded’ as People Shared Photos on Social Media


One man wrote that it was the first time he had encountered a tornado, and shared the above photos.
Numerous adults and children – as many as 25 – were hiding in a bathroom at the New Life Worship Center, per another scanner report.


Reporter Sean Cudahy of WHIO-TV reported that “virtually an entire neighborhood (was) destroyed” in Celina. On scanner traffic, rescue officials referred to “wounded” people and were conducting searches. They referred to significant damage to structures. Be aware that the situation was still unfolding with very active rescue activity on the scanner.
The National Weather Service office serving Dayton wrote this: “[12:02 AM] Currently there is no radar-confirmed or spotter-confirmed tornado activity. However, multiple storms remain capable of producing tornadoes. Do not let your guard down. There are still several dangerous storms moving through the area!”

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