Preble County reacts to tornado outbreak


By Kelsey Kimbler - kkimbler@registerherald.com



According to EMA Director David Anderson, no tornado touched down in Preble County, but there were 19 throughout the area on Monday, May 27. According to the National Weather Service, there was an EF4 in Trotwood, EF3 in Eastern Montgomery and Western/Central Greene County, EF3 in Celina, EF3 in West Milton, EF2 in Northeast Montgomery County, EF3 near Laurelville, EF2 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 south or Tarlton, EF1 west of Wapakoneta, EF1 in New Madison, EF1 south of Hollansburg, EF0 southeast of Circleville, EF0 near Phillipsburg, EF0 Southwest of Kenton, EF0 near Uniopolis, EF0 in Waynesfield, EF0 south of Troy, and an EF0 in Elizabeth Township. The Preble County area had no damage from the storm.

According to EMA Director David Anderson, no tornado touched down in Preble County, but there were 19 throughout the area on Monday, May 27. According to the National Weather Service, there was an EF4 in Trotwood, EF3 in Eastern Montgomery and Western/Central Greene County, EF3 in Celina, EF3 in West Milton, EF2 in Northeast Montgomery County, EF3 near Laurelville, EF2 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 south or Tarlton, EF1 west of Wapakoneta, EF1 in New Madison, EF1 south of Hollansburg, EF0 southeast of Circleville, EF0 near Phillipsburg, EF0 Southwest of Kenton, EF0 near Uniopolis, EF0 in Waynesfield, EF0 south of Troy, and an EF0 in Elizabeth Township. The Preble County area had no damage from the storm.


According to EMA Director David Anderson, no tornado touched down in Preble County, but there were 19 throughout the area on Monday, May 27. According to the National Weather Service, there was an EF4 in Trotwood, EF3 in Eastern Montgomery and Western/Central Greene County, EF3 in Celina, EF3 in West Milton, EF2 in Northeast Montgomery County, EF3 near Laurelville, EF2 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 south or Tarlton, EF1 west of Wapakoneta, EF1 in New Madison, EF1 south of Hollansburg, EF0 southeast of Circleville, EF0 near Phillipsburg, EF0 Southwest of Kenton, EF0 near Uniopolis, EF0 in Waynesfield, EF0 south of Troy, and an EF0 in Elizabeth Township. The Preble County area had no damage from the storm.


According to EMA Director David Anderson, no tornado touched down in Preble County, but there were 19 throughout the area on Monday, May 27. According to the National Weather Service, there was an EF4 in Trotwood, EF3 in Eastern Montgomery and Western/Central Greene County, EF3 in Celina, EF3 in West Milton, EF2 in Northeast Montgomery County, EF3 near Laurelville, EF2 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 south or Tarlton, EF1 west of Wapakoneta, EF1 in New Madison, EF1 south of Hollansburg, EF0 southeast of Circleville, EF0 near Phillipsburg, EF0 Southwest of Kenton, EF0 near Uniopolis, EF0 in Waynesfield, EF0 south of Troy, and an EF0 in Elizabeth Township. The Preble County area had no damage from the storm.


According to EMA Director David Anderson, no tornado touched down in Preble County, but there were 19 throughout the area on Monday, May 27. According to the National Weather Service, there was an EF4 in Trotwood, EF3 in Eastern Montgomery and Western/Central Greene County, EF3 in Celina, EF3 in West Milton, EF2 in Northeast Montgomery County, EF3 near Laurelville, EF2 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 south or Tarlton, EF1 west of Wapakoneta, EF1 in New Madison, EF1 south of Hollansburg, EF0 southeast of Circleville, EF0 near Phillipsburg, EF0 Southwest of Kenton, EF0 near Uniopolis, EF0 in Waynesfield, EF0 south of Troy, and an EF0 in Elizabeth Township. The Preble County area had no damage from the storm.


According to EMA Director David Anderson, no tornado touched down in Preble County, but there were 19 throughout the area on Monday, May 27. According to the National Weather Service, there was an EF4 in Trotwood, EF3 in Eastern Montgomery and Western/Central Greene County, EF3 in Celina, EF3 in West Milton, EF2 in Northeast Montgomery County, EF3 near Laurelville, EF2 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 south or Tarlton, EF1 west of Wapakoneta, EF1 in New Madison, EF1 south of Hollansburg, EF0 southeast of Circleville, EF0 near Phillipsburg, EF0 Southwest of Kenton, EF0 near Uniopolis, EF0 in Waynesfield, EF0 south of Troy, and an EF0 in Elizabeth Township. The Preble County area had no damage from the storm.


PREBLE COUNTY — Preble County residents were enjoying the last day of their three day weekend when on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, news of a tornado warning was issued across the Miami Valley.

According to EMA Director David Anderson, no tornado touched down in Preble County, but there were 19 throughout the area.

According to the National Weather Service, there was an EF4 in Trotwood, EF3 in Eastern Montgomery and Western/Central Greene County, EF3 in Celina, EF3 in West Milton, EF2 in Northeast Montgomery County, EF3 near Laurelville, EF2 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 south or Tarlton, EF1 west of Wapakoneta, EF1 in New Madison, EF1 south of Hollansburg, EF0 southeast of Circleville, EF0 near Phillipsburg, EF0 Southwest of Kenton, EF0 near Uniopolis, EF0 in Waynesfield, EF0 south of Troy, and an EF0 in Elizabeth Township.

The Preble County area had no damage from the storm, but according to Anderson, there were several houses between West Alexandria and Lewisburg which went without water.

He explained, he kept an eye on the DP&L outage map and kept in touch with the Sheriff’s Department for any word on Preble County residents without power, but heard nothing for the first two days following the storm. He was contacted by an individual on Wednesday asking if they could receive water, as her neighborhood had been without power and water for two days.

At that time, there were no services set up for Preble County residents to receive water and he suggested she go to Brookville.

Anderson contacted several agencies, but could not get water in a timely manner. He talked with Northwest Fire and EMS and they purchased water to provide to those individuals. Anderson set up a distribution area at Lewisburg Fire Department.

Power was restored to the area on Thursday or Friday.

Many Preble County groups and individuals stepped up to help tornado victims in the surrounding areas, including fire departments, school athletic groups, churches, and other groups.

“It is really amazing how everybody comes together when a disaster happens. People will help people irregardless of anything – political beliefs, color, where you to to church, stuff like that. It is really great to see stuff like that to happen,” Anderson said.

He also shared the following advice for the public in case a similar situation occurs again.

  • Invest in a weather radio. Tornado sirens are not always easy to hear if you are inside a building. A weather radio can be stored inside and it will wake you up in an emergency event.
  • Have a go-bag and emergency supply kit ready to go. A go-bag should include money, credit card, extra glasses, clothes, medications, and other items needed to survive for three days. The emergency supply kit would include water, blankets, food, flashlights, batteries, and other like items. The emergency supply kit is intended for use if you are trapped inside the house — so you can survive.
  • If you have an underground tornado shelter, notify the local fire department so they know you have that shelter and can find you in an emergency event.

According to EMA Director David Anderson, no tornado touched down in Preble County, but there were 19 throughout the area on Monday, May 27. According to the National Weather Service, there was an EF4 in Trotwood, EF3 in Eastern Montgomery and Western/Central Greene County, EF3 in Celina, EF3 in West Milton, EF2 in Northeast Montgomery County, EF3 near Laurelville, EF2 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 south or Tarlton, EF1 west of Wapakoneta, EF1 in New Madison, EF1 south of Hollansburg, EF0 southeast of Circleville, EF0 near Phillipsburg, EF0 Southwest of Kenton, EF0 near Uniopolis, EF0 in Waynesfield, EF0 south of Troy, and an EF0 in Elizabeth Township. The Preble County area had no damage from the storm.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2019/06/web1_tornado1.jpgAccording to EMA Director David Anderson, no tornado touched down in Preble County, but there were 19 throughout the area on Monday, May 27. According to the National Weather Service, there was an EF4 in Trotwood, EF3 in Eastern Montgomery and Western/Central Greene County, EF3 in Celina, EF3 in West Milton, EF2 in Northeast Montgomery County, EF3 near Laurelville, EF2 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 south or Tarlton, EF1 west of Wapakoneta, EF1 in New Madison, EF1 south of Hollansburg, EF0 southeast of Circleville, EF0 near Phillipsburg, EF0 Southwest of Kenton, EF0 near Uniopolis, EF0 in Waynesfield, EF0 south of Troy, and an EF0 in Elizabeth Township. The Preble County area had no damage from the storm.

According to EMA Director David Anderson, no tornado touched down in Preble County, but there were 19 throughout the area on Monday, May 27. According to the National Weather Service, there was an EF4 in Trotwood, EF3 in Eastern Montgomery and Western/Central Greene County, EF3 in Celina, EF3 in West Milton, EF2 in Northeast Montgomery County, EF3 near Laurelville, EF2 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 south or Tarlton, EF1 west of Wapakoneta, EF1 in New Madison, EF1 south of Hollansburg, EF0 southeast of Circleville, EF0 near Phillipsburg, EF0 Southwest of Kenton, EF0 near Uniopolis, EF0 in Waynesfield, EF0 south of Troy, and an EF0 in Elizabeth Township. The Preble County area had no damage from the storm.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2019/06/web1_tornado5.jpgAccording to EMA Director David Anderson, no tornado touched down in Preble County, but there were 19 throughout the area on Monday, May 27. According to the National Weather Service, there was an EF4 in Trotwood, EF3 in Eastern Montgomery and Western/Central Greene County, EF3 in Celina, EF3 in West Milton, EF2 in Northeast Montgomery County, EF3 near Laurelville, EF2 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 south or Tarlton, EF1 west of Wapakoneta, EF1 in New Madison, EF1 south of Hollansburg, EF0 southeast of Circleville, EF0 near Phillipsburg, EF0 Southwest of Kenton, EF0 near Uniopolis, EF0 in Waynesfield, EF0 south of Troy, and an EF0 in Elizabeth Township. The Preble County area had no damage from the storm.

According to EMA Director David Anderson, no tornado touched down in Preble County, but there were 19 throughout the area on Monday, May 27. According to the National Weather Service, there was an EF4 in Trotwood, EF3 in Eastern Montgomery and Western/Central Greene County, EF3 in Celina, EF3 in West Milton, EF2 in Northeast Montgomery County, EF3 near Laurelville, EF2 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 south or Tarlton, EF1 west of Wapakoneta, EF1 in New Madison, EF1 south of Hollansburg, EF0 southeast of Circleville, EF0 near Phillipsburg, EF0 Southwest of Kenton, EF0 near Uniopolis, EF0 in Waynesfield, EF0 south of Troy, and an EF0 in Elizabeth Township. The Preble County area had no damage from the storm.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2019/06/web1_tornado4.jpgAccording to EMA Director David Anderson, no tornado touched down in Preble County, but there were 19 throughout the area on Monday, May 27. According to the National Weather Service, there was an EF4 in Trotwood, EF3 in Eastern Montgomery and Western/Central Greene County, EF3 in Celina, EF3 in West Milton, EF2 in Northeast Montgomery County, EF3 near Laurelville, EF2 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 south or Tarlton, EF1 west of Wapakoneta, EF1 in New Madison, EF1 south of Hollansburg, EF0 southeast of Circleville, EF0 near Phillipsburg, EF0 Southwest of Kenton, EF0 near Uniopolis, EF0 in Waynesfield, EF0 south of Troy, and an EF0 in Elizabeth Township. The Preble County area had no damage from the storm.

According to EMA Director David Anderson, no tornado touched down in Preble County, but there were 19 throughout the area on Monday, May 27. According to the National Weather Service, there was an EF4 in Trotwood, EF3 in Eastern Montgomery and Western/Central Greene County, EF3 in Celina, EF3 in West Milton, EF2 in Northeast Montgomery County, EF3 near Laurelville, EF2 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 south or Tarlton, EF1 west of Wapakoneta, EF1 in New Madison, EF1 south of Hollansburg, EF0 southeast of Circleville, EF0 near Phillipsburg, EF0 Southwest of Kenton, EF0 near Uniopolis, EF0 in Waynesfield, EF0 south of Troy, and an EF0 in Elizabeth Township. The Preble County area had no damage from the storm.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2019/06/web1_tornado3.jpgAccording to EMA Director David Anderson, no tornado touched down in Preble County, but there were 19 throughout the area on Monday, May 27. According to the National Weather Service, there was an EF4 in Trotwood, EF3 in Eastern Montgomery and Western/Central Greene County, EF3 in Celina, EF3 in West Milton, EF2 in Northeast Montgomery County, EF3 near Laurelville, EF2 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 south or Tarlton, EF1 west of Wapakoneta, EF1 in New Madison, EF1 south of Hollansburg, EF0 southeast of Circleville, EF0 near Phillipsburg, EF0 Southwest of Kenton, EF0 near Uniopolis, EF0 in Waynesfield, EF0 south of Troy, and an EF0 in Elizabeth Township. The Preble County area had no damage from the storm.

According to EMA Director David Anderson, no tornado touched down in Preble County, but there were 19 throughout the area on Monday, May 27. According to the National Weather Service, there was an EF4 in Trotwood, EF3 in Eastern Montgomery and Western/Central Greene County, EF3 in Celina, EF3 in West Milton, EF2 in Northeast Montgomery County, EF3 near Laurelville, EF2 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 south or Tarlton, EF1 west of Wapakoneta, EF1 in New Madison, EF1 south of Hollansburg, EF0 southeast of Circleville, EF0 near Phillipsburg, EF0 Southwest of Kenton, EF0 near Uniopolis, EF0 in Waynesfield, EF0 south of Troy, and an EF0 in Elizabeth Township. The Preble County area had no damage from the storm.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2019/06/web1_tornado2.jpgAccording to EMA Director David Anderson, no tornado touched down in Preble County, but there were 19 throughout the area on Monday, May 27. According to the National Weather Service, there was an EF4 in Trotwood, EF3 in Eastern Montgomery and Western/Central Greene County, EF3 in Celina, EF3 in West Milton, EF2 in Northeast Montgomery County, EF3 near Laurelville, EF2 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 northeast of Jamestown, EF1 south or Tarlton, EF1 west of Wapakoneta, EF1 in New Madison, EF1 south of Hollansburg, EF0 southeast of Circleville, EF0 near Phillipsburg, EF0 Southwest of Kenton, EF0 near Uniopolis, EF0 in Waynesfield, EF0 south of Troy, and an EF0 in Elizabeth Township. The Preble County area had no damage from the storm.

By Kelsey Kimbler

kkimbler@registerherald.com

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH