A large tornado tore through Dayton, Ohio Monday evening causing widespread, significant damage.
Emergency officials are responding to a wave of 911 calls as people remain trapped and injured after the twister moved through.
The National Weather Service issued a “tornado emergency” just before 11pm local time – the most severe type of tornado warning.
[10:57 PM] TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR NORTHERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO. EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION EVOLVING HERE. TAKE COVER NOW IN ENGLEWOOD, NORTHVIEW AND SURROUNDING AREAS. THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION!!!
— NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) May 28, 2019
The tornado completely ripped off several structure’s roofs leading to terrifying scenes across Ohio.
#BREAKING: Catastrophic damage coming out of the Dayton, OH area. Listen to the horror in her voice as she realizes her home is destroyed. Search and rescue operations are underway. pic.twitter.com/pxaObu8rwr
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) May 28, 2019
Debris is so widespread, the Department of Transportation in Ohio is using snow plows to clear it.
Here’s a live look from our ODOT trucks as crews clear debris off of I-75 north of Dayton. Please avoid this area while we work to clear the interstate following the storm. pic.twitter.com/IHzRJEYRsT
— ODOT Dayton (@ODOT_Dayton) May 28, 2019
This is a developing story and will update as new information comes in.