Sunday’s powerful storms caused serious damage and flooding in some areas of the Miami Valley, including a tornado that reportedly struck Mercer County.
Here are five ways the severe weather impacted the area:
1. Suspected tornadoes: Preliminary National Weather Service information indicates the strongest damage was to a part of Celina’s business district. The NWS early reports show an EF-1 tornado caused the damage. The weather service will be surveying storm damage this morning in Mercer County.
2. Power outages: Hundreds of utility customers remain without power in the Miami Valley, including those in Champaign, Greene, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby from Warren counties.
3. Farm rescue: As many as 30 cows were killed after a barn was flattened by strong winds. More than 250 other cows were rescued after a 200-yard-wide, EF1 tornado passed through the county Sunday afternoon, according to reports.
4. Road flooding: As much as 3.5 inches of rain was recorded, and a flood warning has been issued for parts of Greene and Warren counties until Wednesday morning. Interstate 70 was closed in both directions Sunday night between Ohio 235 and Interstate 675 due to high water . High water has been reported in the Dayton area from Trotwood to Beavercreek.
5. School closings: Celina Schools are closed today. Several schools are also on a two-hour delay, including Eaton Community Schools, Tecumseh Local and Wright State Lake Campus.View full experience