Join us for a Facebook Live at 12:30 p.m. today: Our reporter surveys tornado recovery in hard-hit Old North Dayton

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sixteen tornadoes smashed through our community on Memorial Day 2019. Since that day, the Dayton Daily News has been on the ground reporting on the devastation and the work of recovery. Now, one year later, we are digging into the obstacles that remain, how the coronavirus pandemic has affected rebuilding and how communities have been changed forever. Go here for more of this coverage.


This week, the Dayton Daily News is carrying storm anniversary coverage in print and online. Reporters Chris Stewart and Josh Sweigart, who walked the path of the most devastating tornado last year, have checked again on the pace of recovery and the issues still facing survivors and local jurisdictions.

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As part of this coverage, Sweigart will also take online readers to the tornado-damaged Old North Dayton neighborhood at 12:30 p.m. today in a Facebook live video from the Dayton Daily News Facebook page. Submit your questions about tornado recovery during the video, or email Sweigart ahead of time at

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WHAT: Facebook live showing tornado recovery status in Old North Dayton

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. today, May 27

WHERE: Dayton Daily News Facebook page

Other stories from our coverage:

Tornado recovery: Coronavirus postpones large volunteer groups needed to rebuild

Tornado recovery: Where has the money gone?

Memorial Day tornadoes: Photos from the sky a year apart

Tornado recovery: With community's help, couple finds new home after living out of car

Memorial Day tornadoes: Views from above of Old North Dayton before storm, after storm and today

Tornado recovery: How to rid neighborhoods of 'zombie' properties

PHOTOS: Stunning images from the 2019 Memorial Day tornadoes

Tornado recovery: Insurance disputes continue to slow repairs for some homeowners

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