Hours of thunderstorms and tornadoes slammed Ohio late Monday evening into Tuesday morning; leaving at least five million residents without power and the city of Dayton “unable to pump water.”
“Pictures posted to social media showed a massive funnel cloud near Trotwood, Ohio, eight miles northwest of Dayton. In its path, the twister left several apartment buildings damaged or destroyed,” reports Fox News.
“Just before midnight, and less than 45 minutes after that tornado cut through, the National Weather Service warned another one was traversing the same path, churning up debris densely enough to be seen on radar,” adds the article.
“It looks in areas like a war zone. Some of the houses were completely moved off their foundations and gone,” Celina Mayor Jeffrey Hazel said.
“The City of Dayton has issued a boil advisory for all water customers in Dayton and Montgomery County. This will not impact jurisdictions with separate systems, such as Oakwood, Huber Heights, Vandalia, Englewood, Miamisburg, Union, and West Carrollton,” posted the city’s social media account.
The City of Dayton has issued a boil advisory for all water customers in Dayton and Montgomery County. This will not impact jurisdictions with separate systems, such as Oakwood, Huber Heights, Vandalia, Englewood, Miamisburg, Union, and West Carrollton.
— City of Dayton, Ohio (@cityofdayton) May 28, 2019
Officials in Indiana say at least 75 homes were destroyed as the storms swept across the region.
‘Large and destructive’ tornado rips through Dayton, causing injuries and extensive damage https://t.co/tivk27ZVel
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 28, 2019
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DEVASTATION: Massive Tornado Kills 23 in Alabama, ‘Double Digits’ Still Missing
A massive tornado ripped through southeastern Alabama Sunday, killing at least 23 people and injuring countless more as rescue workers dig through the rubble to reach survivors across the region.
“Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said at a morning news conference that most of the destruction was focused in an area along Alabama Highway 51 in Beauregard that is about a half-mile wide,” reports Fox News.
“It looks almost as like someone took a giant knife and just scraped the ground. There are slabs where homes formerly stood,” he told reporters. “Whole forested areas, trees are just snapped and lying on the ground.”
“I have not seen this level of destruction ever in my experience here in Lee County,” the sheriff said. “We have not had anything of this nature before.”
“In some locations, complete residences are gone,” he added.
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