Several tornadoes touched down in highly populated areas of Dayton and other Ohio communities late Monday night, causing catastrophic damage. The storms devastated dozens of buildings and trees. One death has been reported, officials said Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service says that “at least an EF3 tornado with winds up to 140 mph” struck the city of Beavercreek in Greene County, Ohio. It says similar winds hit Trotwood in Montgomery County — and that it’s too early to know whether the same tornado passed through those counties. On the tornado strength scale, an EF3 is designated as “severe.”
As it announced those designations, the NWS office in Wilmington said it’s still analyzing the storm’s effects in other areas.