There is no power for 64,000 customers of Dayton Power and Light, affecting over 5 million people
Due to the widespread power outages we are asking all Dayton and Montgomery County Customers to conserve water. We have lost power to both water plants and pump stations. First Responders are performing search and rescue operations and debris clearing. #daytontornado— City of Dayton, Ohio (@cityofdayton) May 28, 2019
#TornadoUpdate 2AM: Currently 64,000 customers w/o power. DP&L is working w/ 1st responders to prioritize safety. We're in for a multi-day restoration effort. Custs w/o power should make arrangements to enable emergency backup plans. Get regular updates at https://t.co/GmzA51YG4g pic.twitter.com/9PXa4aKce1— Dayton Power & Light (@DPLToday) May 28, 2019
Just how bad the damage is, is still unclear, as the storms hit overnight and crews began cleaning debris in the dark. It is suspected that two tornadoes hit the area back-to-back. FOX 8’s Scott Sabol reports one has already been confirmed. According to CNN, the first suspected tornado that hit Monday night crossed I-75 north of Dayton around 11:07 p.m. and carried a “tornado emergency warning,” the highest the weather service gives. The second crossed the highway about three miles away. The city reports only three minor injuries.
Red Cross Shelters currently open, offering water, food overnight:— Montgomery County (@MCOhio) May 28, 2019
* Trotwood High School, 4440 N. Union RoadMorton Middle School
* 8555 Peters Pike, VandaliaThe Ridge Church
* 7555 Brookville-Phillipsburg Road
* Hoffman Methodist Church (Miami County), 2010 S. Main St.
An emergency declaration has been declared in Beavercreek, just to the southeast of Dayton.
We will be conducting damage surveys for the next few days. Survey teams and additional personnel have been requested. Please be patient as we collect information on these storms – we will release information as it is collected. Thank you for your support. https://t.co/3YwkmUXSkU— NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) May 28, 2019