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WCPO's Red Cross phone bank raises $44,549 for Dayton tornado victims

NWS confirms 17 tornadoes
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Posted at 4:12 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 23:49:30-04

CINCINNATI — WCPO's Wednesday night phone bank raised $44,549 for the Cincinnati Dayton Regional Red Cross, which will use the funds to help victims of the devastating storms that swept through the Miami Valley overnight Monday.

After a second full day of surveying the damage, the National Weather Service confirmed the series of storms had included 17 tornadoes.

“We will be poring over the data collected and have more detailed reports and track maps in the coming days, and another survey or two remains possible, but is not in the plans attm,” the NWS in Wilmington, Ohio, tweeted.

The tornadoes were:

  • An EF3 in eastern Montgomery and west-central Greene County.
  • An EF3 in Trotwood (Montgomery County).
  • An EF3 in and near Celina (Mercer County).
  • An EF2 in northeast Montgomery county.
  • An EF2 near Laurelville (Hocking County).
  • An EF2 in West Milton (Miami County).
  • An EF2 northeast of Jamestown (Greene County).
  • An EF1 also northeast of Jamestown (Greene County).
  • An EF1 south of Tarlton (Fairfield and Pickaway counties).
  • An EF1 west of Wapakoneta (Auglaize County).
  • An EF1 in New Madison (Darke County).
  • An EF1 south of Hollansburg (Darke County).
  • An EF0 southeast of Circleville (Pickaway County).
  • An EF0 near Phillipsburg (Montgomery County).
  • An EF0 in Taylor Creek Township (Hardin County).
  • An EF0 in and near Waynesfield (Auglaize County).
  • An EF0 south of Troy (Miami County).

The Red Cross is assisting victims by providing shelters in the area at:

  • Morton Middle School, 8555 Peters Pike, Vandalia
  • The Ridge Church, 7555 Brookville-Phillipsburg Road, Brookville
  • Corinthian Baptist Church, 700 N. James H. McGee, Dayton
  • First Baptist Church of Kettering, 3939 Swigert Rd, Kettering

Visit RedCross.org/SafeandWell to search for a missing loved one or to let friends and family members know you are safe.