Tornado Response

(Updated June 28, 2019)

For more information on how the City of Dayton is helping property owners and neighborhoods recover, click here


FEMA has opened two Disaster Recovery Centers to help renters, homeowners and businesses in Ohio affected by the tornadoes, storms and flooding of May 27 – 29, 2019. To request reasonable accommodation (ASL interpreting, Braille, Large print, etc.), please call 800-621-3362 in advance or ask recovery staff for assistance.

  • Trotwood-Madison High School, 4440 N Union Rd, Trotwood, Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Dayton Children’s Hospital, Child Health Pavilion, 1010 Valley St., Dayton, Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

At the Disaster Recovery Center, representatives from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Ohio Emergency Management Agency and other Ohio agencies are available to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about written correspondence and provide literature about repairs and rebuilding to make homes more disaster resistant.

Before visiting a recovery center, survivors should register for federal assistance one of the following ways:

• Online at;

• Using the FEMA App; or

• Call 800-621-3362 (including 711 or Video Relay). TTY users can call 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.

Federal Disaster Declaration

A federal declaration means FEMA resources will be available for local tornado recovery. Click here to view Governor DeWine's announcement. Individuals and businesses impacted from the storms can register for FEMA assistance online at or by calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585). 

Where to Find Help

Important Numbers

Numbers to request replacement cards:

  • Ohio Pathways Card (OWF/Cash Card): 1-866-669-6109
  • Ohio Direction Card (SNAP/Food Stamp): 1-866-386-3701
  • Ohio E-Quickpay Child Support (thru 6/30): 1-800-503-1283
  • One Child Support Card (effective 7/1): 1-855-279-2744
  • Ohio Medicaid: 1-800-454-3730
  • Caresource: 1-800-488-0134
  • Buckeye Community Health: 1-866-246-4358
  • Amerigroup: 1-800-454-3730
  • Molina: 1-800-642-4168
  • Anthem Partnership Plan: 1-866-408-3131

Important numbers from Job and Family Services:

  • Medicaid/QMB Application Hotline: 937-225-6242
  • Regular Applications: 927-225-6347
  • CSS (Medicaid intake/renewal line): 844-640-6446
  • Child Care 937-496-7759
  • State Hearing Requests/Information: 866-635-3748 (option 1)
  • Work Allowance Check Center: 937-225-4600
  • Child Support Hotline: 1-800-860-2555
  • Family Assistance Call Center: 937-225-4148
  • Medicaid Transportation: 937-225-5419


Montgomery County, in partnership with ADAMHS (Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board), is now operating a Family Assistance Center at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 1500 Shiloh Springs Rd. The center will operate until further notice, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Center will serve as a “one stop” location to meet with representatives of Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County, American Red Cross, Montgomery County Auditor’s Office, Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services, St. Vincent DePaul, United Way HelpLink, Ohio BMV, and ABLE Legal Aid. The Center will offer access to one-on-one intervention services to assist with trauma and mental health needs for those individuals affect by the tornadoes. Trained specialists will help to identify needs and make referrals to appropriate services.

A computer lab will be available for displaced residents to access online services for such things as insurance claims, public assistance benefits, replacement Medicaid/Medicare cards, and information on senior services, housing and transportation services.

Useful Information from able (Advocates for Basic Legal Equality)

Water and power

Dayton Water Dept. customers with questions should call 333-4900 for service issues or 333-3550 for billing questions. 

Check power outage status at If you see downed power lines, assume that they are live and dangerous. Do not touch under any circumstances. Call DP&L 877-468-8243.


The Foodbank’s drive-through (56 Armor Place, Dayton) is open to individuals and families in need of food and water throughout the month of June at the following times: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HOUSING & PRoperty

If a natural disaster destroyed your housing and you need assistance with moving expenses, rental deposit, rent and utility payments, contact these numbers for assistance & resources:

If you are a homeowner and need assistance with home repairs, contact:

  • CountyCorp:  937-225-6328
  • Rebuilding Together Dayton:  937-223-4893
  • People Working Cooperatively:  513-351-7921

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) has provided information on renter rights following a disaster. If you have additional questions on your legal rights, please contact ABLE or Legal Aid of Western Ohio  by calling the Legal Aid Line at 888-534-1432 or by visiting

Property owners affected by tornadoes in Montgomery County can pick up a free copy of property deeds at the Montgomery County Recorder's Office, 451 W Third, Dayton, from 8 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday. Call 937-225-6381 for more information. 

Property owners, please read this scam advisory from the office of the Ohio Attorney General.

Tree care guidelines following storm damage (from the Arbor Day Foundation).


The Montgomery County Veterans Service Commission is ready to help veterans pay insurance deductibles as a result of tornado damage. Call (937)-225-4801 or email


Optum Public Crisis Line: Toll free emotional support line at (866)342-6892 is free of charge and available to anyone. Caring professionals will connect people to resources.Open 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 800-985-5990. Nationwide hotline for individuals experiencing emotional distress for any disaster. Or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746.

Lost and Found Pets

SICSA Pet Adoption Center: email or call 937-294-6505, ext. 23

Ways to Help


St. Vincent de Paul Community Store: 24/7 Donation Center, 120 W. Apple St., Dayton

Abundant Season Church, 643 Troy St, Dayton, call 937-520-9017 for hours and information.

The City of Dayton has opened drop-off points for in-kind donations smaller than a skid: (6 a.m. to 9 p.m., M-F; Sat 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Note: Showers are available at these locations. 

  • Northwest Recreation Center, 1600 Princeton Dr, Dayton
  • Greater Dayton Recreation Center, 2021 W Third St, Dayton

Donate to the Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund of The Dayton Foundation. Make a secure online credit card donation at or mail a check to: The Dayton Foundation, 40 N. Main Street, Suite 500, Dayton 45423.

Donate to the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS,, or text the word RedCROSS to 90999.

Donate to the Dayton Foodbank at

Individuals wishing to volunteer with recovery efforts can sign up at the Montgomery County Volunteer Reception Center located at Sinclair Community College. All types of assistance are needed. Licensed professionals in skilled trades, as well as individuals and companies that own and operate equipment (everything from chainsaws to heavy equipment) are very much needed and encouraged to volunteer their time. Volunteers must sign up in person and bring a picture ID. 

  • Location: Sinclair Community College, Bldg. 12, Room 12201, (garage under building 12, entrance on 4th near Perry)
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Phone: 937-512-5700; Email:
  • Individuals will not typically be matched the same day they register so we encourage you to plan ahead.
  • Organizations seeking volunteers to assist with relief work should indicate their specific needs on this form. Click here to view the Organization/Agency Request Form for Volunteers

Debris Disposal

Green debris (no demolition debris) may be dropped off at the City of Dayton Wagner Ford green landfill. Click here for location and hours.

The following items MUST be taken to the Montgomery County Transfer Station (2550 Sandridge Dr., Dayton, OH - Show Map):

  • Clean Vegetation ONLY – free of charge
  • Household solid waste
  • Construction debris
  • Appliances
  • Hazardous waste

The following sites will accept construction and demolition debris ONLY:

  • SRI Inc., 1550 Soldiers Home-West Carrolton Rd., West Carrolton, OH - Show Map
  • Taylorsville Road Hardfill, 4252 Taylorsville Rd., Huber Heights, OH - Show Map
  • Vance Environmental Ltd., 2101 Vance Rd., Dayton, OH - Show Map

To schedule pick-up of non-storm related items, residents can use the Dayton Delivers App or call the Public Works Call Center at (937) 333-4800.