Sheriff receives reports of damage throughout county


GREENVILLE — On May 7, at 8:13 p.m., the Darke County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a tornado warning had been issued for Darke County and the Greenville area. At approximately 8:23 p.m., the Darke County Sheriff’s Office started to receive reports of storm damage in the area of Hillgrove-Southern Road and State Route 502 west of Greenville. The Darke County Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls as more damage reports came in from the City of Greenville. The path of storm continued East of Greenville through Greenville Township and Adams Township to the Miami County line along Childrens Home Bradford Road area.

The 911 center continued to receive numerous calls for approximately a two-hour period. Fire rescue, law enforcement, state, city, county, township and utility crews from across the county responded to numerous trees and power lines down throughout the area. A number of structures and some homes are damaged. One minor injury reported thus far and no fatalities.

There is widespread storm damage throughout Greenville and city officials have requested that citizens avoid travel through the city to allow public safety and utility companies the opportunity to clear the damaged areas and restore services over night.

Some roads in the county are closed and will be patrolled throughout the night by deputies.

Darke County Emergency Management, fire rescue and local law enforcement agencies are planning for damage assessment to start in the morning during daylight hours.

The public is advised to stay out of the affected areas for their own safety and the security of the local residents.

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