Update on Tornado and Severe Storm Response

UPDATE: May 30, 2019 at 9AM 

The Montgomery County information hotline will reopen again at 9 a.m. today. The boil advisory is still in place. Please continue your water conservation efforts so we don't overburden the water system. While we are seeing some improvements, the system is still fragile and should not be overtaxed. Thank you for your patience as the City and the County work to restore your service and help our community recover from this natural disaster.

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 specific time for water restoration or for the boil advisory to be lifted.

Many calls are coming to our dispatch centers concerning replacement tanks for home oxygen.  Remember to use your oxygen supplier to request refills. Your equipment should have a telephone number on it that you can call to request these services.  You should not call 911 or utilize the hospital emergency departments unless you are unable to get a new oxygen supply, you are running extremely low, or you experience difficulty or issues breathing. 

Here is how community members can help right now:

  1. Please be a good neighbor, and check on those around you. We must pull together as a community to get through this natural disaster, and you can do your part by checking on your neighbors to see if they are okay.
  2. Volunteers can sort food donations at The Foodbank, Inc. The Foodbank, Inc. is also accepting donations of bottled water through 5/30 (Thursday) between the hours of 7:30a-4p at their warehouse.
  3. Community Blood Center is in critical need of type O positive blood. Emergency room usage was high during Memorial Day weekend & storm damage has forced blood drive cancellations. Dayton CBC at 349 South Main St. is operating. Schedule donation at http://www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. 
  4. Donate $$ to Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS, www.redcross.org, or text the word RedCROSS to 90999.


    We are working on a comprehensive debris removal plan and will announce details when they are solidified. In the meantime, debris can be dropped off at the Solid Waste District, which is located at 1001 Encrete Lane in Moraine, Ohio. We are accepting yard waste debris free of charge for Montgomery County and Greene County residents. (Trash will still require a small disposal rates.) Please make sure that all yard waste is clean and free of other trash, no larger than 24” diameter and no stumps.


    Our Solid Waste District will be open for extended hours to accept debris:
  • Monday – Friday: 6am – 8pm
  • On Saturday, we will be open from 8am – 6pm (additional 3 hours)
  • On Sunday, we will be open from 8am – 6pm (yard waste and trash drop-off and only, no recycle drop-off, electronics drop-off, or waste oil drop-off)

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
  • Mt. Enon Baptist, 1501 W. Third St. (partner shelter)
  • First Baptist Church, Kettering

    We are also coordinating food and water distribution with The Foodbank, Inc. Bottled water is available at these locations:
  • Morton Middle School, 8555 Peters Pike, Vandalia
  • The Ridge Church, 7555 Brookville-Phillipsburg Road
  • Corinthian Church, 700 N. James H. McGee, Dayton
  • Montgomery County Environmental Services, 1850 Spaulding Road, Kettering
  • Washington Township Recreation Center, 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.
  • Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 645 Infirmary Road

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, call our Disaster Information Hotline 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.