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Tornadoes ripped through the Miami Valley late Monday night, leaving dozens injured and many without homes. Emergency responders have been performing search and rescue operations Tuesday morning.

Updated at 12:41 p.m. ET

Several tornadoes touched down in highly populated areas of Dayton and other Ohio communities late Monday night, causing catastrophic damage. The storms devastated dozens of buildings and trees. One death has been reported, officials said Tuesday morning.

Aftermath of a tornado that struck Shelby, Ohio, on Sunday night.
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Shelby, Ohio is beginning the recovery process after a tornado swept through Richland County on Sunday.

Tornado near Shelby, Ohio on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
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Investigators in Richland County confirmed Monday that a tornado damaged several homes and businesses.

It’s been 45 years since an outbreak of dangerous storms produced nearly 150 tornadoes across the U.S. and Canada over a 24 hour period.  Reports say during one short period more than a dozen tornadoes were on the ground simultaneously. The storms claimed the lives of hundreds of people and injured thousands more. It was a day in 1974 that Xenia residents never forgot. 


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This week on WYSO Curious –we answer two listener questions about tornados.

First question: Why is the Miami Valley a tornado hotspot?  And secondly: How does the National Weather Service go about alerting us when a tornado is approaching? 

Tornado touchdown near Phillipsburg, Ohio on Monday, March 14, 2016.
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The National Weather Service confirms a tornado caused damage in a southwest Ohio village near Dayton.