More than five million people were left without power in Ohio after 51 tornadoes were reported in eight states last night.
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.
A quick line of apparent tornado & # 39; s tore across Indiana and Ohio and was packed so close that one crossed the path carved by another.
The storms scattered the rubble so thick that at some point the crews of the road had to use a snow ferry to cover a highway.
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.
Around 5 million people were alone in Ohio at the start of Tuesday in Ohio.
Montgomery sheriff, Rob Streck, said that "there have been no real serious injuries" 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 complex
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 the beginning of Tuesday did not report fatalities
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 Ohio
Residents are seen walking through the rubble while trying to enter their home in the Westbrooke Village apartment complex
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;
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.
The National Weather Service tweeted Monday night that a & # 39; large and dangerous tornado & # 39; landed at Trotwood, Ohio, 8 miles northwest of Dayton.
Several apartment buildings have been damaged or destroyed.
Emergency crews started door-to-door checking in Indiana on Tuesday morning.
Madison County Emergency Management spokesman Todd Harmeson said the least 75 homes were damaged in Pendleton and the nearby Huntsville community.
No serious injuries were reported in the area or other parts of the state where possible tornado's hit Monday evening.
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.
A & # 39; large and dangerous & # 39; tornado caused havoc after he arrived near Daytona, Ohio on Monday evening and caused widespread damage and injury
Photos taken by residents showed widespread damage where houses were badly damaged and trees and power lines were brought down
The one path of a tornado crossed the Interstate 75 and the images showed rubble scattered across the highway
Crews had to use snow plows to clear up Interstate 75 debris
A resident of Dayton, Ohio, posted photos of a badly damaged home hit by a tornado
Power lines and trees were knocked down and rubble was spread on roads in Beavercreek, Ohio, after a tornado was hit
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.
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.
& # 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.
Residents have shared photos of their homes that have been damaged or destroyed by a tornado. The entire side of the house was scammed
The authorities checked from door to door whether people were stuck in their houses
Authorities have released this image, which appears to show debris from a vehicle spread over the highway
Trees had to be wiped off the road by highway police who used a snow plow on Monday
Weather officials reported signs on their radars of rubble that lifted tens of thousands of feet when a tornado landed
A roof was seen on a road near a school in Dayton on Monday night at Interstate 75
A destroyed Aldi supermarket and crashed power lines near Beavercreek, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton, after being hit by a tornado
The tower of the New Life Worship Center in Dayton broke down when a tornado rode on and part of the roof was torn off and landed in the parking garage.
About 25 people, including children, were hiding in the church at that time.
More than 15,000 homes were empty on Tuesday at 1:00 am in Montgomery County.
A spokesperson for the Office of Emergency Management in Montgomery County said: “We are right in the middle of it now. It's a mess. & # 39;
The National Weather Service said there is more than 70,000 power outages in the state of Ohio, affecting more than 5 million people.
One of the tornadoes walked the Interstate 75 and images showed rubble scattered across the highway.
Crews had to use snow plows to clear rubble from the road.
Residents walk to their Westbrooke Village apartment building in Dayton that was badly damaged by a tornado on Tuesday morning. Trees were also damaged and cars covered with earth
Lightning lit the sky over Dayton when a tornado struck the area, destroying buildings and power lines
Rubble was left over the highway and buildings were destroyed along the road that runs from Dixie to the Dayton Dragons stadium
Images of the destruction were posted on social media and show the destruction in Dayton, Ohio
One resident placed images of damaged buildings in Dayton (left), while another showed the damage to their house (right)
The National Weather Service warned residents of Pickaway County in the southeast of South West or Fairfield County in the southwest to seek & # 39; coverage. when a tornado was confirmed south of Circleville, Ohio
A spokesman for the Ohio Department of Transportation said that tow trucks eventually came across damaged roadside vehicles.
Matt Bruning, a spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Transportation, said: & # 39; We will perform a more thorough cleaning after opening lanes. & # 39;
Trying to clean up the debris in the middle of the night was a difficult task because of darkness and crashed power lines, he said.
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.
In Montgomery County, Sheriff Rob Streck urged people to stay off the road in areas hit by the storm. His office said that many roads in those areas are impassable due to damage.
The gymnasium of the Northridge High School was opened as an emergency shelter in Dayton.
An Indiana city was also severely damaged by storms late Monday, including reports from two tornadoes.
There were reports that several houses were completely destroyed by the devastating twister
The tornado hit the town of Trotwood, just outside of Dayton, around 11 p.m. on Monday evening
There are currently several tornado warnings for Montgomery County, including the city of Dayton
In Wagner Ford and Interstate 75 in Dayton, Ohio, roofs on buildings were missing, chimneys were seen on the road and houses were destroyed
& # 39; We don't know at this time whether this was a tornado, straight winds or what caused & # 39 ;, damage in Pendleton, 56 miles northeast of Indianapolis, said Todd Harmeson, a spokesperson for Madison County Emergency Management Agency.
He added that there are several videos on social media showing funnel clouds, but the National Weather Service will determine that determination.
The devastation in Ohio comes after a week of tornadoes in Missouri and Oklahoma.
Tuesday morning, the president asked for 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.
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;
Rescuers shut down gas pipelines and tried to get to residents stuck with debris, officials in Montgomery County said, but the exact damage toll was unclear from the initial reports.
The tornado was the third in a week to rake the central US.
At least two people died and another 29 were taken to the hospital in Oklahoma during the weekend when a tornado flattened a mobile home park in El Reno.
President Donald Trump, who returned to Washington on Tuesday after a visit to Japan, tweeted that he had offered federal funds for the cleanup.
Another three died last Wednesday when a tornado packing speed of 160 miles (260 kilometers) per hour tore through Jefferson City in Missouri.
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
What looked like a blue glance was seen above the Dayton sky on Monday evening
A badly damaged house in Dayton, Ohio on Monday evening, when reports from multiple tornado's suddenly hit Indiana and Ohio
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