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