Twenty-one tornadoes ranging from EF0 to EF4 were counted across west- and south-central Ohio during Memorial Day weekend. Winds as high as 170 mph came quickly and hit hard, one of which—now labeled as the strongest tornado in Montgomery County’s history—destroyed 19 miles of homes, trees, vehicles, land, and more in its path.
The tornadoes came fast, though the recovery will take time—years, by some estimates. Families have been displaced, and many have had to start from scratch replacing not only their homes but their clothing, furniture, transportation, and more. But true to our reputation, Community Action has jumped in to fill the gaps and help people whose lives have been changed by the storms.
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