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Tornado test scrubbed in storms’ aftermath

June 3, 2019
Pedestrians pass along storm debris including down power lines and poles along North Dixie Drive, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio, the day after a tornado struck the city. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Pedestrians pass along storm debris including down power lines and poles along North Dixie Drive, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio, the day after a tornado struck the city. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have postponed the monthly tornado siren test in an area devastated by tornadoes and other severe weather a week earlier.

The Montgomery County sheriff’s office said Monday that with people coping with “catastrophic damage,” the test was rescheduled for June 10.

Dayton Power & Light reported Monday that power had been restored to all but a few thousand customers.

The strongest of at least 18 tornadoes that slammed western Ohio beginning Memorial Day evening had 170 mph winds. Hundreds of homes and businesses were destroyed and hundreds more damaged.

An 82-year-old man in Celina (suh-LEYE’-nuh) was killed. More than 100 people were injured.

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