FAIRBORN — The City of Fairborn went to work May 25 cleaning up storm damages left behind in Fairfield Park.
The city’s Street Department, as well as DP&L and a roofing company were tasked with picking up downed trees and branches, restoring shingles on the concession stand shelter, repairing an electrical transformer and picking port-a-potties off the ground and out of a tree line after an intense storm rolled through the Miami Valley May 24.
The park was cleaned up by the afternoon. Therefore, pre-scheduled upcoming events that were slated for the evening of May 25 and during the weekend can still take place as long as the weather cooperates. Fairborn Parks and Recreation Superintendent Dr. Alicia Eckhart said two of the baseball diamonds within Fairfield Park are sites for a regional men’s softball tournament to take place, which is slated for Saturday, May 27.
“It’s all up to Mother Nature,” she said.
The Xenia Daily Gazette reported that the first tornado warning was issued around 7:55 p.m. for southwestern Greene County, according to the National Weather Service, but was cancelled around 8:15. A second warning was issued for western Greene County at 8:20, which expired at 8:45. The third was issued at 9:05 until 9:30 for the area around the Wright State University Nutter Center.
It is believed that the storm caused a touchdown tornado in Clark County. The National Weather Service was called to Greene and Clark Counties May 25 to survey damage.
Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532. Scott Halasz of the Xenia Daily Gazette contributed information to this story.