Update on Tornado and Severe Storm Response

Update on Tornado and Severe Strom Response
May 29, 2019 at 8 AM

Our entire system is still under a boil advisory. At this time, we know that many of our citizens have lost water pressure and service, particularly in the northern parts of our system.

Montgomery County is a distribution system, meaning that we buy all of our water from the City of Dayton to distribute to our customers. Some areas of the system have lost water pressure and/or service due to the power loss at the City of Dayton water plants. We do not have a time for water restoration at this time. The City of Dayton is working to restore service as quickly as possible, and we will update the public when we know more. In the meantime, water distribution sites will be open again at 10AM today.

While other areas of our system are holding steady, they could lose service as well if people do not conserve water. If you want to help, please conserve water and limit your water usage to only essential needs! The water system has not recovered from the damage and power loss caused by the storm. If people do not conserve water, additional portions of our water system could lose service and it will delay our ability to lift the boil advisory.

Our Solid Waste District is also accepting yard waste debris FREE of charge for County residents. Contractors hauling yard waste may drop off debris for $36/ton. Please make sure that all yard waste is free of other trash and debris.

This waste can be dropped off at the Solid Waste District, which is located at 1001 Encrete Lane in Moraine, Ohio; during normal business hours: 6am – 8pm, Monday-Friday, and 8am – 3 pm on Saturday.

Red Cross has opened shelters, and they are also working with partner shelters:

  • Morton Middle School, 8555 Peters Pike, Vandalia
  • The Ridge Church, 7555 Brookville-Phillipsburg Road
  • Corinthian Church, 700 N. James H. McGee, Trotwood
  • First Baptist Church, Kettering (partner shelter)
  • Restoration Church, 904 Vernon Dr. (partner shelter)

We are also coordinating with The Foodbank, Inc. to distribute bottled water at these locations beginning again at 10 AM today:

  • Morton Middle School, 8555 Peters Pike, Vandalia
  • The Ridge Church, 7555 Brookville-Phillipsburg Road
  • Corinthian Church, 700 N. James H. McGee, Trotwood
  • Montgomery County Environmental Services, 1850 Spaulding Road, Kettering
  • Washington Township Recreation Center, 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.
  • Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 645 Infirmary Road

Please be advised that Corinthian Church, at 700 N. James H. McGee in Trotwood, is now at 100% percent capacity for shelter services, but people can still go there to pick up potable water.

We are coordinating food and water distribution with our local foodbank. There are two ways community members can help right now:

  1. If you are looking to volunteer, please stay out of the areas affected because of safety concerns. You can volunteer to sort food donations at The Foodbank, Inc.
  2. The Foodbank, Inc. is accepting donations of bottled water through 5/30 (Thursday) between the hours of 7:30a-4p at their warehouse.

If you still need emergency assistance, please call 911 or your local fire or police departments.

If you have general questions about the disaster response, our Information Hotline will reopen at 9 AM at (937) 225-6217. Please note that we are unable to confirm the status of loved ones at this number.

If you are seeking to confirm the status of a loved one, please call the Red Cross Safe and Well Hotline at (937) 222-6711.

OTHER:

Due to widespread power outages Montgomery County Environmental Services has begun to temporarily redirect wastewater into the Stillwater River in Montgomery County to minimize damage to private property and residences due to the recent storms.

As a precautionary measure, Public Health is advising citizens not to enter or fish in the Stillwater or Great Miami Rivers in Montgomery County until further notice. The Ohio EPA has been notified of the bypass.