Trees down, water rising as storms push through region

Trees were down at Wayne and Wyoming streets in Dayton. Power lines were downed around Clifton Road in Greene County.

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A tree fell on top of a home on Fieldstone Drive in north Dayton, which splintered and caused some damage.

Wind tore the roof off a barn at Clifton and Clark Run roads north of Xenia.

This is not the end of the severe weather, because a second line of thunderstorms is moving in from Illinois and a cold front is expected to arrive this evening, said Bret Collar, Storm Center 7 meteorologist.

The “tornadic storm” has moved off to the east, so there is no longer an immediate tornado threat in the Dayton metro area, Collar said a little after 5 p.m. People can head home from work and leave their safe spaces.

In Miami County, the 911 system remains out of service. People should call the county’s non-emergency line at 937-440-9911.

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There has been flooding in Troy, including at Treasure Island Park. Part of the park’s parking lot is underwater, News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy reports.

Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer is encouraging residents to stay indoors if they don’t have to go out.

In parts of Greene County, heavy rain and powerful winds sent debris flying and downed some utility lines.

Battling winds, headed in different directions, created a powerful and rotating storm that moved across the region.

In the early evening, sunshine is peaking through the clouds, and the sun and the heat it produces will add to an unstable weather environment, said McCall Vrydaghs, WHIO meteorologist.

This current round of storms are working east, but another round of storms are coming in behind it, and there is still a tornado watch in this region until 8 p.m. this evening.

“So it may be a one, two punch, so you may want to stay weather aware all evening long,” Vrydaghs said.

“If you don’t have to go out, just stay home indoors this evening, because we’re not done with the weather quite yet,” she said.

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