Butler County Engineer
Dean C. Foster has sent a crew to assist with tornado relief
operations in neighboring Hamilton County in the wake of this
morning's deadly twister.
Four BCEO employees
were sent with chain saws to help with cleanup efforts in the
Blue Ash area. All other crews are on standby in the event that
additional help is requested. "We want to provide whatever
assistance is needed," said Foster. "Our crews will
be available for however long it takes. On behalf of the employees
of the Butler County Engineer's Office, we extend our sympathy
to the victims of this terrible storm."
A tornado moved through
the Cincinnati metropolitan area around 5:00 this morning causing
significant damage as it skipped from southwest to northeast
across the area. Hardest hit by the tornado were the Cincinnati
suburbs of Blue Ash, Montgomery, Loveland, and Sycamore Township.
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