Miami Valley Tornado Recovery Information

Updated July 25, 2019

The twenty-one tornadoes that struck Ohio on Memorial Day 2019 devastated thousands of lives, homes, and businesses. Over 7,000 homes were damaged and of these, over 1,500 were destroyed. The majority of these properties are in Harrison Township, Trotwood, Northridge, Old North Dayton, Brookville, Beavercreek, and Celina. For the those impacted, their lives will not return to normal for months and years to come. These communities and the thousands of individuals affected still need help. We hope that you will continue to be involved in our region’s recovery.

This website has been constructed to consolidate information for the public and tornado survivors, and to provide a way for individuals and groups to easily identify and engage in a broad range of volunteer activities.

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Mass damage to neighborhood homes and businesses from the Memorial Day tornadoes that hit the Miami Valley region in Ohio. Show houses flattened into rubble and business buildings torn apart and spread across shopping centers.

Events to Help Tornado Survivors

Live, Legends for Relief Funk Concert

The leaders of some of Dayton's Legendary Funk Bands have joined efforts with Planned2Give, a non-profit fund raising organization, to raise funds to help the survivors of the recent tornadoes in their recovery process. #937- Live, Legends for Relief is a benefit concert with some of Dayton’s top, platinum selling recording artists. The Ohio Players, The Original Lakeside, Zapp, and special guest Steve Arrington, among others, have graciously donated their time and talents to create this special performance in order to help in the recovery process of the Miami Valley’s affected areas.

The concert will be held on Wednesday, September 18 at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights, Ohio. Get Tickets Here

Housing Resource Recovery Fairs

These two Housing Resource Recovery Fairs will help tornado-affected homeowners and renters better understand and connect to available resources. Join us to learn more about housing-related resources including repair and rebuild programs, available housing units, permits & inspections, property tax implications, FEMA programs, insurance, home buyer assistance programs, special population assistance, and much more.

• Tuesday, August 13, 4-8 PM - Kroc Center, 1000 N Keowee St, Dayton, OH 45404
• Thursday, August 15, 4-8 PM – Maranatha Worship Center, 4501 Wolf Road, Dayton, OH 45416

Help Available for Tornado Survivors



Other Assistance


Health & Emotional Support


Tree Debris/Trash Clean Up


Business Resources


Legal Assistance & Document Replacement


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FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Information

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are accessible facilities and mobile offices you can visit to learn more about FEMA and other disaster assistance programs. You may also visit to ask questions about your case. DRCs are set up in convenient areas after a disaster to make them easier to find.

A DRC may be able to help you:

  • Apply for assistance. You may also Apply for FEMA Assistance online or Apply/Check your status by phone 1-800-621-3362.
  • Learn more about disaster assistance programs.
  • Learn the status of your FEMA application.
  • Understand any letters you get from FEMA.
  • Find housing and rental assistance information.
  • Get answers to questions or resolve problems.
  • Get referrals to agencies that may offer other assistance.
  • Learn about Small Business Administration (SBA) programs.

For a map, location and hours of the FEMA DRC sites, click the button below and enter your zip code:


Tornado Damage Assessments

How You Can Help the Miami Valley Tornado Survivors

Volunteer Information

Volunteers helping clear an uprooted tree.

Volunteers: There are lots of opportunities to volunteer! Volunteer and stay involved! Much help is still needed. You can view and sign up for a wide range of volunteer activities across the region below.

Request Volunteers: Are you part of an organization working on recovery efforts? Need extra hands to make the biggest impact? Let us help you find the energy and talent you need.


The Dayton Foundation has established a fund to support long term disaster recovery efforts. For more information:


Donation Drop Off Location:

Material goods donations for disaster recovery can be dropped off at St. Vincent de Paul.

Community Store
945 South Edwin C Moses Blvd
Dayton, Ohio 45417

24/7 Donation Center
120 W. Apple St.
Dayton, OH 45402


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Damage to buildings and houses from the Memorial Day tornadoes that hit the Miami Valley region in Ohio