“Several people I talked to said it saved their life.”
Other sirens that were recognized for making a difference included the new Northview Park siren on Lavon Court and an existing siren near Northmoor Elementary School on Old Salem. Westbrook Road, through many jurisdictions, was hit hard by the tornado.
“These sirens were placed based on existing sirens to provide the best coverage to the Clayton and Englewood area as well as the northern part of Trotwood,” Garver said.
Many jurisdictions received grant funding and contributed city funds to help purchase new sirens in the last few years.
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The city has submitted nearly $400,000 to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in dollars spent on tornado clean-up and recovery. The city has spent more than $31,000 in overtime.
Meadowbrook of Clayton, the local golf course, has more than $99,000 in insurance claims, but that does not include course damage.
Clayton thanked several agencies for helping to clean up damage, including Champaign County, Butler County, Preble County Engineer’s Office, Centerville, the Ohio Department of Transportation, Plain City, Valley Interior Systems and A1 Concrete.
The Miami Valley was hit with 15 tornadoes that ranged from EF0 to EF4 on Memorial Day night. One person died in Celina.