At least one dead and 35 injured in Ohio after & # 39; rapid-fire & # 39; tornado & # 39; s tore through the state
At least one person died and 35 people were injured in Ohio after tornadoes with & # 39; s rapid fire & # 39; torn by the state, leaving more than five million people without power
Weather experts said 51 tornadoes were reported in eight states & night and residents of Idaho, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, are still not in the clear as predicted that the weather will continue until Wednesday.
A series of thunderstorms posted online by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Storm Prediction Center shows that 14 suspected tornadoes arrived in Indiana, 10 in Colorado and nine in Ohio.
Six suspected tornadoes were reported in Iowa, five in Nebraska, four in Illinois, three in Minnesota, while one was reported in Idaho.
In Indiana and Ohio in particular, a fast line of apparent tornadoes tore across the states and they were so close together that you crossed the path that had been cut by another.
The storms scattered debris so thick that at some point the crews had to use snow peaks to clear the Interstate 75.
At least half a dozen communities from eastern Indiana to central Ohio suffered damage, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), although authorities working through the night did not report fatalities from Tuesday.
There were at least 35 people in and around Dayton who went to hospitals with injuries, most of them, according to Elizabeth Long, a spokeswoman for the Kettering Health Network.
"We have had injuries ranging from injuries to bumps and bruises of people thrown into their homes by the storms," she said.
Montgomery sheriff, Rob Streck, also confirmed that & # 39; there have been no real serious injuries & # 39; despite the considerable damage in the area.
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More than five million people were left without power in Ohio after 51 tornadoes were reported in eight states last night. This aerial photo shows damage at the Westbrooke Village apartment complex in Trotwood, Ohio
Residents of Idaho, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio have still not been abandoned, as the weather is expected to continue until Wednesday. This photo shows another aerial photo of the Westbrooke Village Apartment building in Trotwood, Ohio
At least half a dozen communities from eastern Indiana to central Ohio suffered damage, according to the National Weather Service, although authorities working through the night from Tuesday did not report fatalities. A resident took these pictures in Dayton, Ohio
Around 5 million people were alone in Ohio at the start of Tuesday in Ohio. This photo shows a few houses that were destroyed in Dayton, Ohio
Residents walk through rubble trying to enter their home in the Westbrooke Village Apartment building in Trotwood, Ohio
The sheriff asked residents to avoid storm-damaged areas.
& # 39; There are multiple locations that have suffered extensive damage and the roads in those areas must be kept clear so that rescuers can come through to help those in need & # 39 ;, says an explanation.
According to the sheriff, there are also & # 39; potentially dangerous situations with streamlines down, unstable trees and possibly gas leaks & # 39 ;.
Dayton Fire Chief Jeffrey Payne also said it's pretty miraculous & # 39; is that there have been only minor injuries.
Payne attributed the good news to people who adhered to early warnings. Residents say that sirens started around 10.30 pm before the storm.
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley urged residents to check on neighbors, especially those who are home-bound.
The power response requires a & # 39; multi-day recovery effort & # 39 ;, Dayton Power & Light said in an early morning sweat. The company said that 64,000 of its customers alone had no power.
In a tweet, the city of Dayton urged residents to save water after the storms cut power to water plants and pumping stations.
& # 39; Due to the large-scale power outage, we are asking all Dayton and Montgomery County customers to save water, & # 39; tweeted the city.
& # 39; We have lost power to both aquatic plants and pumping stations. First responders perform search and rescue operations and clean up debris. & # 39;
Carl Shackleford Jr. carries his father's commemorative flag from a tornado damaged apartment in the Westbrooke Village Apartment complex in Trotwood, Ohio
Jeremy Sutter takes stuff from his home on Woodhaven Avenue in Dayton, Ohio on Tuesday morning
Tuesday morning Lins Bui collects clothing from her home in Dayton, Ohio. Bui got stitches on her face after being injured by a vertebral blow the previous evening
Latisha Anderson digs through her personal belongings in the remains of her house in Dayton, Ohio
Deletha Shepard takes a photo of her house on Tuesday morning after the tornado is touched at night in Trotwood, Ohio
Ana Parra Marroquin cries in her bedroom at her home in Dayton, Ohio, after her home was destroyed
Residents in and around Dayton, Ohio, were seen leaving their damaged homes or digging through debris for items, several hours after a tornado tore through the area
A Jeep is surrounded by debris of a destroyed building near Wagner Ford Road in Dayton, Ohio
City Manager Shelley Dickstein later gave cooking advice for residents. The advice covers & # 39; all water customers in Dayton and Montgomery County & # 39 ;.
The city also said that generators are rushed in.
Republican Government Mike DeWine visits communities heavily affected by the Dayton area tornadoes.
A DeWine spokesperson says a schedule will be released later on Tuesday.
Among the areas he intends to visit is Trotwood, an older Dayton suburb of around 24,500 people. Mayor Mary McDonald reports extensive, & # 39; catastrophic damage & # 39 ;.
She says no deaths or serious injuries have been reported: & # 39; We are blessed for that. & # 39;
McDonald said that five busloads of displaced people have been taken to a church where temporary shelter is provided, while the American Red Cross estimates the needs.
She says that the community receives a lot of help and support from federal, provincial, and local authorities, and added that & # 39; we need that level of support & # 39 ;.
The Hara Arena of Trotwood, which has been used as a popular sports and entertainment venue in recent years, has suffered a huge amount of damage & # 39; on.
Actor Rob Lowe, a resident of Dayton, tweeted on Tuesday: & # 39; Praying for my hometown. & # 39;
Homes are damaged after a tornado & # 39; has gone through the area in Brookville, Ohio at night
In Brookville, west of Dayton, the storm tore roofs off schools, destroyed a shed and badly damaged homes. This photo shows the Brookville High School
A portion of the roof was torn off the Brookville High School (photo) after the tornado was torn through the area in Brookville, Ohio overnight.
Storm damage nestles a residential area in Vandalia, Ohio. The authorities are currently investigating damage in various areas
Just before midnight, not 40 minutes after the tornado had been cut, the weather service tweeted that another traversed the road and smashed debris close enough to be seen on the radar. These Snapchat screenshots show damage in Dayton, Ohio
The power response requires a & # 39; multi-day recovery effort & # 39 ;, Dayton Power & Light said in an early morning sweat. The company said that 64,000 of its customers alone had no power. This photo of a damaged truck is seen in Dayton, Ohio
No serious injuries have been reported in Ohio, but residents are currently investigating their damaged neighborhoods and homes (left and right, from Dayton, Ohio)
Storm damaged homes are seen on Tuesday morning after a tornado has passed through the area in Brookville, Ohio at night.
Several schools in the area were closed or had a delayed start on Tuesday.
Cities just outside of Dayton, Ohio, took some of the toughest hits.
In Vandalia, about 10 miles north of Dayton, Francis Dutmers and his wife were on their way to the basement and security Monday night when the storm struck with & # 39; a very loud roar & # 39 ;.
"I just fell on my hands and knees and covered my head with my hands," said Dutmers, who said the wind blew windows out of his house, filled rooms with storm particles, and knocked down most of his trees.
But he and his wife were not injured and the house is still liveable, he said.
The NWS tweeted Monday night that there was a & # 39; large and dangerous tornado & # 39; near Trotwood, Ohio, was struck eight miles northwest of Dayton.
Several apartment buildings have been damaged or destroyed. Emergency crews started going home in the middle of the night and Tuesday morning to help someone trapped in rubble in Indiana and Ohio.
Police scanners indicated that dozens of people were trapped in their homes and needed help.
Madison County Emergency Management spokesman Todd Harmeson said the least 75 homes were damaged in Pendleton and the nearby Huntsville community.
Seven people were reported injured during the storm in Pendleton. No deaths were reported in the area.
Madison County authorities said that roads in Pendleton, about 35 miles northeast of Indianapolis, are blocked with trees, lowered power lines and power poles.
Pendleton High School is open as a shelter.
The NWS said a research team will investigate the damage in Madison County and possibly in Henry County. Another team can investigate damage in Tippecanoe County.
The & # 39; large and dangerous & # 39; tornado (photo) caused havoc after touching near Dayton, Ohio, late on Monday evening
Photos taken by residents showed severely damaged houses and trees and descending power lines
The one path of a tornado crossed the Interstate 75 and the images showed rubble scattered across the highway
Two tornadoes hit Monday night near the metro area of Dayton, Ohio, just 30 minutes apart, according to the NWS.
The aftermath left some lanes of Interstate 75 north of Dayton.
Plowed trucks scraped branches and debris to reopen the great north-south route, according to Matt Bruning, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Bruning said trying to clear up the debris in the middle of the night is a difficult task, complicated by darkness and crashed power lines.
He said that tow trucks would eventually be confronted with damaged vehicles along the road.
& # 39; We will do a more thorough cleaning after we have opened lanes & # 39 ;, he told the Associated Press on Tuesday afternoon, and noted that tow trucks should also tow damaged vehicles along the roadway.
In Brookville, west of Dayton, the storm tore roofs off schools, destroyed a shed and badly damaged homes.
The crews also cleared debris in two other counties northwest of Dayton.
In the county of Montgomery, Sheriff Streck said that many roads were impassable.
The sheriff's office initially said that the Northridge High School gymnasium would serve as an emergency shelter in Dayton, but later said it was unusable.
Power lines and trees were knocked down and rubble was spread on roads in Beavercreek, Ohio, after a tornado was hit
At least half a dozen communities from eastern Indiana to central Ohio suffered damage, the NWS said.
Another reported tornado hit just east of Dayton on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
When another tornado struck about 75 miles away in Circleville, Ohio, the agency warned residents to seek & # 39; cover for 1 hour & # 39 ;.
A tornado was described as & # 39; large and dangerous & # 39 ;. It caused devastation in western Ohio after tearing through buildings and causing widespread damage.
The first destructive tornado first arrived in the town of Trotwood, just outside of Dayton, at about 11 p.m. on Monday evening before traveling through the state.
At that time, the NWS described the tornado as & # 39; extremely dangerous & # 39; and he warned residents to stay in their shelters as it tore through the densely populated area.
& # 39; This is a life-threatening situation & # 39 ;, the NWS warned in a tweet.
The agency also said that residents should seek coverage in two nearby provinces.
& # 39; RADAR CONFIRMED TORNADO ONLY SOUTH OF CIRCLEVILLE, OHIO. TAKE COVER IF YOU WILL BE IN SOUTHEAST PICKAWAY COUNTY OR SOUTHWEST FAIRFIELD COUNTY !!! & # 39; a spokesperson tweeted.
Weather officials reported signs on their radars of debris that tens of thousands of feet were lifted when the first tornado landed.
Photos taken by residents showed severely damaged houses and buildings, as well as cut trees and power lines.
The most serious damage was reported in the Metro area of Dayton and Celina, about 60 miles northwest of Dayton.
The most serious damage was reported in the Dayton metro area and Celina, about 60 miles northwest of Dayton (pictured at home in the area)
Emergency crews started to go door-to-door in the middle of the night and Tuesday morning to check residents in Indiana and Ohio (photo is inside of a Dayton house)
The storms scattered debris so close that at one point the crews had to use snow plows (photo) to remove an interstate
Residents took photos of a destroyed Aldi supermarket and flowed along high-voltage lines near Beavercreek, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton, after it was hit by the tornado
The NWS reported that some residents were trapped in collapsed buildings in different areas where firefighters and EMT & # 39; s struggled to reach the scenes due to debris in the roads and power lines blocking motorways.
There were reports that houses were cut in half and others were completely flattened.
The spire of the New Life Worship Center in Dayton broke down when a tornado rode on. Part of the roof of the center was also torn off and landed in the parking garage.
About 25 people, including children, were hiding in the church at that time.
Shortly after the tornado hit the Dayton metro network, there were reports of heavy, tornado-producing thunderstorms falling in the same areas, and several tornado warnings were issued for Montgomery County.
The weather service issued several tornado warnings for cities outside Daytona and urged residents to be vigilant as the night progressed.
Multiple warnings were still in force after midnight, including for Cedarville, Wilberforce and Jamestown.
One resident placed images of damaged buildings in Dayton (left), while another showed the damage to their house (right)
The NWS warned residents in Pickaway County in the southeast of the south or Fairfield County in the southwest to seek & # 39; coverage. when a tornado was confirmed south of Circleville, Ohio
Lightning lit the sky over Dayton when a tornado struck the area, destroying buildings and houses
The devastation in Ohio comes after a week of tornadoes in Missouri and Oklahoma.
Early Tuesday morning, the president tweeted his support for tornado survivors in Oklahoma, where two people were killed and 29 were injured by a twister who hit a motel and a mobile home park at the weekend.
The tornado was the third in a week to rake the central US.
President Donald Trump tweeted: spoke yesterday with @GovStitt from Oklahoma from Japan because of the devastating tornado & # 39; s. Told him that @FEMA and the federal government fully support him and the great people of Oklahoma. & # 39;
In Tulsa, officials oversaw the Arkansas River after the US Army Corps of Engineers increased the current at the upstream Keystone Dam by 65 percent since last week to 275,000 cubic feet per second.
The heavier stream is testing two aging dikes in Tulsa, the city said.
Flooded areas of Arkansas and Oklahoma are currently refreshing for more rain that will feed the already swollen Arkansas River, forecasters said on Monday.
Another three died last Wednesday when a 160mph tornado packing speed tore through Jefferson City in Missouri.
Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri have all activated National Guard units to respond to the storms.
The tornado hit the town of Trotwood, just outside of Dayton, around 11 p.m. on Monday evening
In Wagner Ford and along Interstate 75 in Dayton, Ohio, roofs on buildings were missing, chimneys were seen on the road, and houses were destroyed
A man walked through the devastation in Dayton, Ohio, when debris was left over the pavement and the road, power lines were damaged, and buildings were torn apart
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