CLAYTON — Mayor Mike Stevens and City Manager Rick Rose have declared a State of Emergency in the city of Clayton as a result of damage caused by an F3 tornado which impacted portions of the city on Monday evening, May 27.
The current status of the city as of Tuesday, May 28 is as follows”
• Several areas in the city are currently without power and power outages are expected to continue and may continue for an extended number of days before it is completely restored to all areas;
• Numerous households are without water service and water tankers are strategically located around the local area for fire extinguishment purposes if needed.
• Several key intersections lack power for traffic control purposes and must be manned to maintain the orderly flow of traffic and to minimize potential crashes.
• City public works crews continuing efforts to clean up storm debris and to make the city as safe as possible. Duties include cleaning and removal of tress, branches and debris from city streets and right of ways and cleaning of streets for access.
The city of Dayton held a press conference at city hall on Wednesday morning to address the water and damage situation in the area.
The city, as well as Montgomery County, continues to be under a boil advisory. Officials from both the county and the city have asked local citizens to conserve as much water as possible, with 60,000 local customers still without water.
Community Blood Center is calling on donors to support the Recovery Friday Blood Drive May 31 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dayton Donor Center, 349 S. Main St. The goal is to help replenish the blood supply, especially blood type O positive, after high usage during the Memorial Day weekend and challenges from the damaging tornadoes that struck the Miami Valley Monday night.
Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com.
Everyone who registers to donate will receive the CBC “My Courage Defines Me – I Donate Blood” special edition T-shirt. Donors can also enter a one-day drawing to win a genuine YETI Hopper Flip cooler.
Papa John’s Pizza and Philly Pretzel Factory are sponsoring the blood drive with free pizza, pretzel trays and coupons in the Donor Café.
The number of community blood drives in the past week was limited because of the holiday period and the widespread storm damage. CBC is asking donors to support the Recovery Friday Blood Drive and their community blood drives to help replenish the blood supply.
People in good health, age 17 and over (age 16 with signed parental consent) can give blood.
Type O positive is the most common blood type (37 percent of the population) and is therefore needed by many patients. Type O positive is the universal blood type for all positive RH factor (O, A, B, and AB positive) patients.
Everyone who registers to donate will be automatically entered in the Lifesaving Adventure Blood Drive to win a YETI Adventure Package including a Tundra Cooler, Base Camp chairs, drinkware and other genuine YETI accessories.