Written By: Ishton W. Morton – May 28th, 2019
On Tuesday May 28th, 2019 officials with the National Weather Service so far has been confirmed five tornadoes so tightly packed that one may have crossed the path carved by another tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, smashing homes, blowing out windows and ending the school year early for some students because of damage to buildings. One person was killed and at least 130 were injured.
Examinations are being continued on numerous additional sites across the state of Ohio where it is believed that approximately 5 did touch-down.
Pursuant the report from Ohio the National Weather Service Governor Mike DeWine declared a State of Emergency in 3 counties.
Subsequently, a state of emergency has been declared in Green, Mercer and Montgomery counties, where state agencies will provide resources and support beyond their normal authority under the direction of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency.
Needless to say, the tornado outbreak brought heavy damage across the region, injuring dozens of people and killing one person.
According to Celina Mayor Jeff Hazel 81 year-old Melvin Delhanna, of Celina, died as a direct result of a vehicle being picked up by winds and “shoved” into his house.
Also, officials with NWS said EF3 storms touched down in Celina, Beavercreek and Trotwood and were enormously damage.
Accordingly, two other tornadoes touched down in Pickaway County — one just south of Circleville and a second southeast of Pickaway. Ironically, these tornadoes have yet to be classified.
Additionally, all of the five storms are still under investigation. Also, storm teams are surveying damage across the region, with focuses on Auglaize County (Wapakoneta); Darke and Miami counties (near New Madison and near Ludlow Falls); eastern Greene County (north of Jamestown); and northeast Franklin and southwest Licking counties (northwest of Pataskala).