Some homes were significantly damaged in the Prairies of Wright Field, a community that primarily houses military personnel who work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Around 150 homes were damaged in the Prairies neighborhood, including fallen tree limbs and roofing torn from buildings, photos released by Wright-Patt show. One person was injured, according to the base.
The Prairies housing area is also under a boil advisory issued to all customers in Dayton and Montgomery County, according to a tweet from Wright-Patt’s official Twitter account. The Prairies neighborhood is located off of the base.
Base emergency crews will continue damage assessments throughout the day, according to the base.
At this point, most of the damage appears to be confined to the Prairies neighborhood, said Wright-Patt spokesman Daryl Mayer. Damage to facilities at Area A and Area B appears to be minimal at this time and the base is open today for normal duty operations, according to a press release.
Any personnel impacted by the storm who unable to report for duty are asked to contact their supervisor, first sergeant or commander. Personnel who live in base housing and sustained personal property damage as a result of the storm may be able to file a claim with the Air Force after first filing a claim with renters or vehicle insurance, according to the base.
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