Brown Statement on the Devastating Tornadoes in Dayton, Western Ohio



WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today released a statement following the devastating tornadoes and storms in Dayton and western Ohio last night that killed one Celina resident, Mr. Melville Hanna, 81, and injured several others:

“Connie and I were devastated to learn of the destruction these tornadoes caused in Dayton and across western Ohio. Our hearts ache for Mr. Hanna’s family, and for those who suffered injuries. We are so grateful to the first responders who worked throughout the night, and we know many have skipped sleep and meals in order to immediately turn to the task of recovery today. My office remains at the ready to help with this recovery effort, and is working with local communities and the state to see how our office can assist in the rebuilding process. If Governor DeWine decides to seek a national emergency declaration, Senator Portman and I will be working with the President to get these communities the assistance and support they need as fast as possible.”

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