Written By: Ishton W. Morton – May 30th, 2019
On Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 according to the National Weather Service seventeen tornadoes have now been confirmed in a deadly outbreak across Ohio.
An enormous storm surveys has been conducted across the region on Tuesday into Wednesday afternoon. Subsequently after much extensive studies, surveyors have confirmed 17 tornadoes. Additionally other confirmations are possible.
Thusly, as of Wednesday at 11:00 P. M., including these arrears officials with NWS have confirmed several storms across the state accordingly:
- EF3 across much of Eastern Montgomery County and Western/Central Greene County, including Beavercreek Township
- EF3 across Trotwood (Montgomery County)
- EF3 in Celina (Mercer County)
- EF2 in NE Montgomery County south of Vandalia
- EF2 near Laurelville (Hocking County)
- EF2 in West Milton (Miami County)
- EF2 northeast of Jamestown (Greene/Fayette Counties)
- EF1 south of Tarlton (Pickaway County)
- EF1 in New Madison (Darke County)
- EF1 northeast of Jamestown (Greene/Fayette Counties)
- EF1 west of Wapakoneta (Auglaize County)
- EF1 south of Hollansburg (Darke County)
- EF0 near Waynesfield (Auglaize County)
- EF0 in Miami/Montgomery Counties near Phillipsburg
- EF0 southeast of Circleville (Pickaway County)
- EF0 in Taylor Creek Township (Hardin County)
- EF0 south of Troy (Miami County)
Reportedly, the tornado outbreak executed heavy damage across the region, injuring dozens of people and killing at least one person. There’s areas that truly look like a war zone,” said Jeffrey Hazel, mayor of the town of 10,000 about 60 miles (96 kilometers) northwest of Dayton.
Jeff Hazel the of Mayor Celina, Ohio said; “Melvin Delhanna, 81, of Celina, died as a direct result of a vehicle being picked up by winds and “shoved” into his house.” It is believe that this was the direct cause of his death.
Authorities have confirmed that the Celina, 82-year-old Melvin Dale Hanna was killed when a parked car was blown into his house.
Also, according to the report, on Wednesday the aftermath of strong tornadoes that spun through the Midwest sadly has left tens of thousands of Ohio residents without electric power and water.
The report continues to say; hospitals in the state have reported nearly 140 people were injured in the storms late Monday night. As the destructive storms sent people cowering in basements, closets and bathrooms only one person was killed.
Reportedly, in the Dayton area at least 60,000 people lacked water service. Thusly, ice and water distribution centers are being set up.
Amidst these enormously troubling times a spoke person for the utility company said power had been returned to some 35,000 customers Wednesday, but tens of thousands still were awaiting restoration.
Also, Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s office Wednesday provided an audio recording of President Donald Trump’s call to him Tuesday as DeWine was touring hard-hit Trotwood with the city’s mayor and other officials.
It is believe that President Trump asked DeWine if the damaging storms were a surprise, but DeWine credited the news media with “a very good job of telling us that this thing was coming.” The governor, who is from the Dayton region, said people who didn’t have basements took shelter in their bathtubs.
The Republican president said: “Whatever we have to do, we’ll do. … We’ll take good care of you.”
More stormy weather was expected Wednesday in the region, with the chance for scattered strong storms.
The Memorial Day storms were among 53 twisters that forecasters said may have touched down across eight states stretching eastward from Idaho and Colorado.
The National Weather Service has so far confirmed eight tornadoes hit the Dayton region. They included severe-damage twisters in Celina, Beavercreek and Trotwood near Dayton.
According to Fire Chief Douglas Wolters in hard-hit Celina, site of the only Ohio fatality, cited alerts people received on their phones and extensive coverage by TV meteorologists ahead of the storm, giving residents a 10-minute warning.
Wolters added, “Everybody I talked to said they heeded the warning and went straight to the basement,” Tuesday evening.
Southwestern Ohio hasn’t been nearly so providential when tornadoes roared through in previous years. One of the most violent tornadoes ever recorded struck Xenia, Ohio, 15 miles east of Dayton, on April 3rd, 1974, killing 32 people and nearly wiping the city off the map. It was part of what meteorologists termed a Super Outbreak that spawned 148 tornadoes in 13 U.S. states and Ontario, Canada, in a 24-hour period.
Also, during the early morning of April 9th, 1999, a powerful twister smashed into Blue Ash and Montgomery near Cincinnati, leaving four people dead and at least 100 homeless.
After Monday’s tornadoes, Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine declared a state of emergency in the three counties with the most damage.
The winds peeled away roofs – leaving homes looking like giant dollhouses – knocked houses off their foundations, toppled trees, brought down power lines and churned up so much debris that it could be seen on radar.
Also, highway crews had to use snowplows to clear Interstate 75 near Dayton. Reportedly, one person was injured in Indiana.