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Celina tornado damage

National Weather Service storm survey teams continued assessing Ohio tornado damage through the weekend. On May 30, the NWS upgraded the EF3 tornado in Trotwood, Ohio to an EF4. By June 1, the NWS determined that 21 tornadoes ripped through the state of Ohio in a five-hour period, late night May 27 through early morning May 28. Fourteen tornadoes impacted the Miami Valley area. Confirmed Ohio tornadoes:

  • EF4 – Trotwood, Montgomery Co
  • EF3 – Beavercreek, Greene Co
  • EF3 – Celina, Mercer Co
  • EF2 – S of Vandalia, Montgomery Co
  • EF2 – near Laurelville, Hocking Co
  • EF2 – near West Milton, Miami Co
  • EF2 – NE of Jamestown, Greene Co
  • EF1 – S of Tarlton, Pickaway Co
  • EF1 – Roseville, Perry Co
  • EF1 – New Madison, Darke Co
  • EF1 – W of Wapakoneta, Auglaize Co
  • EF1 – Jamestown, Greene Co
  • EF1 – S of Hollandsburg, Darke Co
  • EF0 – near Phillipsburg, Miami/Montgomery Cos
  • EF0 – SE of Circleville, Pickaway Co
  • EF0 – between Belle Center & Kenton, Hardin Co
  • EF0 – Waynesfield, Auglaize Co
  • EF0 – NW of Zaleski, Vinton Co
  • EF0 – S of Troy, Miami Co
  • EF0 – Elizabeth Twp, Miami Co
  • EF0 – Uniopolis, Auglaize Co

Officials continue to emphasize that individuals should not self-deploy.
Montgomery County Volunteer Reception Center: Sinclair Community College, Dayton OH
Miami County Volunteer Reception Center: Concord Township Trustees Building, Troy OH

Resource Links for Ohio Tornadoes

News websites such as the Dayton Daily News and WHIO News7 provide daily updates to resources available for residents impacted from the May 27-28 tornadoes. These and additional links are as follows:

If you are a resident in need of temporary housing assistance/sheltering, contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

How to Help

Governor Mike DeWine's Request Letter


06.04.2019:   Damage Assessment Begins Wednesday
05.31.2019:   Montgomery County Hotline Number for Uninsured Damage Claims
05.30.2019:   State Requests Preliminary Damage Assessment with FEMA
05.30.2019:   Emergency Assistance Available to Low-Income Ohioans in Disaster Areas (ODJFS)
05.29.2019:   State Officials Urge Safety after Tornadoes, Power Outages
05.29.2019:   Insurance Tips for Ohioans Impacted by Severe Weather


Sima Merick, Executive Director

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Notice of Funding Opportunity

Nonprofits Security Grants Program (NSGP)

Period of Performance:
September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2022

The purpose of the NSGP is to provide federal funds to states to assist nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack through support for eligible physical security enhancements and other security activities.



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Emergency Contact Information
Next of Kin

Add emergency contact information to your driving record, for law enforcement purposes only, in the event one of your family members would need to be contacted regarding an emergency situation. You can also allow your emergency contact person(s) to share your current medical information with medical professionals providing emergency medical treatment, if you are ever involved in an emergency or otherwise unable to communicate.