More than 70,000 customers were without power in OH early Tuesday and officials say the weather service will be conducting damage surveys for the next few days in the areas of Celina, New Madison, Laura, Dayton and Laurelville. A "damaging tornado" and possible "golf ball sized" hail was reported.
One of the city's residents told a reporter she was "heartbroken" as she was interviewed next to the wreckage of former homes.
"I just got down on all fours and covered my head with my hands", he said.
"We've had several homes significantly damaged", he said, adding, "Power lines down all over in that area".
On Tuesday evening, the weather service warned that storms, which could possibly produce "a few tornadoes", hail and winds greater than 60 miles per hour, were developing near the Topeka, Kan., area.
As for why it's happening, Marsh said high pressure over the Southeast and an unusually cold trough over the Rockies are forcing warm, moist air into the central US, triggering repeated severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.
Many roads in the Dayton area were impassable.
In Dayton, only a few minor injuries were reported.
Severe Threat Increasing For Wednesday
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: A few rain showers and thunderstorms will be possible, with an overnight low temperature of 68 degrees. For example, a large outbreak of severe weather was recorded October 2 of a year ago across the commonwealth, she said.
The Midwest has seen extensive severe weather this spring with widespread flooding and multiple tornadoes.
The latest round of damaging weather in the central USA came a day after violent storms killed one person and injured at least 130 in IN and Ohio.
Just before midnight, about 40 minutes after that tornado cut through, the National Weather Service tweeted that another one was crossing its path.
The latest apparent tornadoes came two nights after a twister struck a motel and mobile home park in El Reno, Oklahoma, killing two people and injuring 29.
Harrington, now 63, survived that 1974 storm, riding it out in a pitch black locker room at his high school where his track coach rushed athletes caught by the storm during practice.
Tornadoes continue to sweep through OH and IN, causing widespread damage throughout the midwest, according to the Associated Press.
The storms Tuesday were the 12th straight day that at least eight tornadoes were reported to the weather service.
Trump said he didn't think of OH when he thought of tornadoes, but DeWine responded: "We get our share".
Two tornadoes categorized as EF3 or stronger also struck late on Monday near Dayton, including one just south of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Marsh said. "City crews are moving with tractors, a lot of civilians are helping cut trees off cars and off houses", he said. Many people said they have insurance, but it will be a long time before they're back in the neighborhood.