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.
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
Health & Emotional Support
Tree Debris/Trash Clean Up
Legal Assistance & Document Replacement
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:
Deadline to Apply for FEMA Assistance is September 3, 2019
The deadline to apply for individual assistance in Ohio is September 3, 2019. For more information about recovery efforts in Ohio, visit www.FEMA.gov/disaster/4447.
Safety Alerts & Information
Click the alert links below for more information:
- Important Information for Montgomery County Residents
- Avoiding and Reporting Disaster Scams
- Downed Power Line Safety
Check power outage status at https://www.dpandl.com/landing/outage. If you see downed power lines, assume that they are live and dangerous. Do not touch under any circumstances. Call DP&L 877-468-8243.
- Food Safety:
Info on Food Safety After Power Outages
Info for Food Services and Businesses About Reopening
- Charity Scams
Tornado Damage Assessments
- Montgomery County Tornado Damage Assessment Interactive Map
- Green County Tornado Damage Assessment Interactive Map
How You Can Help the Miami Valley Tornado Survivors
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.
Donate to Help with Long Term Recovery Efforts
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.
945 South Edwin C Moses Blvd
Dayton, Ohio 45417
24/7 Donation Center
120 W. Apple St.
Dayton, OH 45402