Tornado survivors: What challenges remain one year later? Take our survey

Many houses along Rolfe Avenue in Harrison Twp. continued to bear the scars of an EF4 tornado months after the Memorial Day storm. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF
Many houses along Rolfe Avenue in Harrison Twp. continued to bear the scars of an EF4 tornado months after the Memorial Day storm. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF

It has been almost a year since the terrifying night of May 27, 2019, when numerous tornadoes damaged or destroyed thousands of homes in our region, upending numerous lives.

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For many people, the damage done by the Memorial Day tornadoes is part of everyday life. Homes in some areas are still covered in blue tarp. Spring storms spur anxiety. 

And now on top of that, the coronavirus pandemic brings additional uncertainty. Tornado repair projects planned for the spring were delayed, leaving people quarantined in tornado-damaged homes, their jobs now at risk as the pandemic causes historic unemployment.

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As the anniversary of the storms approaches, the Dayton Daily News wants to make sure tornado survivors’ voices continue to be heard.

Please fill out our online survey to help identify what needs continue to exist a year after the storms: 

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