According to Ohio Emergency Management Agency, National Weather Service storm survey teams confirmed eight tornadoes ripped through Ohio May 27-28, causing catastrophic damage in the Miami Valley area. Storm surveys continue. Eight tornadoes confirmed so far in eight counties.
Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in three Ohio counties — Greene, Mercer and Montgomery — after damage was caused after tornadoes and storms swept through the area.
As reported by Accuweather, at least one fatality was reported in Celina, a town about 75 miles northwest of Dayton, as of Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service (NWS) called it a life-threatening situation as the tornado swept through the heavily populated area. By Tuesday afternoon, the NWS had classified the storm as an EF3 tornado, with winds reaching 136 mph to 165 mph.
Late Tuesday morning, the NWS confirmed EF3 tornado damage, in Beavercreek, Ohio, about 10 miles east of Dayton. The twister packed winds up to 140 mph.