The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed a tornado with winds reaching 90 miles per hour touched down Tuesday in eastern Beavercreek Township and western Xenia Township along Ludlow Road. Another touched down in Grove City in Franklin County. NWS officials say they will continue to survey storm damage in Clark and Greene counties over the next few days.
Severe weather pummeled much of the Dayton metropolitan area Tuesday afternoon and evening, triggering more than one tornado warning. NWS forecasters say Dayton International Airport received a record-breaking 2.88 inches of rainfall Tuesday, shattering a previous 1957 record of 1.75 inches.
Many Miami Valley residents reported downed trees and significant damage to barns and other structures. No injuries were reported.
Many power lines were also downed by high winds. As of noon Wednesday, 1,426 Dayton Power and Light customers remained without power.
Flooding continues to be a factor for many areas in the region.
The National Weather service has issued a flood warning for the following communities along the Great Miami River:
The warning is set to expire at 10 p.m. on Thursday.
Flooding has also caused widespread road closures throughout the Miami Valley. Authorities have closed the following roads until high water recedes:
Clifton Rd between US 68 and Hwy 72
Factory Rd between Indian Ripple Rd and N Bellbrook Rd
Ludlow Rd between Trebein and Linebaugh
Medway Rd north of SR 235
Hwy 202 between Hwy 571 and Hwy 41
SR 235 between Ludlow Rd and W Enon Rd
Rip Rap Rd near Taylorsville Rd
SR 245 between Middleburg-Plain City Rd and Darby Rd.
The National Weather Service advises drivers to turn around after encountering a flooded roadway. The agency says small cars can be carried away by just 12 inches of flood water.