Memorial Day tornadoes: Harrison Twp. from above then and now

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A year after the tornadoes, some Harrison Twp. businesses like Restaurant Depot have rebuilt while North Plaza shopping center businesses have been razed to concrete slabs. Other businesses along North Dixie Drive and homes on its side streets are seen from the air in various stages of recovery.

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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.

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A year after the tornadoes, some Harrison Twp. businesses like Restaurant Depot have rebuilt while North Plaza shopping center businesses have been razed to concrete slabs. Other businesses along North Dixie Drive and homes on its side streets are seen from the air in various stages of recovery.

DAYTON STRONG: Memorial Day tornadoes one year later - Slow road to recovery

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.