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Tuesday, 11 June 2019 14:57

An Employee’s Perspective on Receiving Alerts Following the Dayton, Ohio Tornadoes

On May 28, 2019, eighteen confirmed tornadoes pummeled Ohio. The Dayton-area was devastated by fourteen of these tornadoes ranging from EF0 – EF4.

To put it in perspective, the state’s annual average number of tornadoes is nineteen. In one night, Ohio saw more tornadoes than it sees in an entire year. This level of storm intensity and magnitude is rare for the area – leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power or running water, and thousands of families homeless.

Photo of the aftermath of the Dayton Ohio tornado in 2019As an OnSolve employee, I hear about weather emergencies constantly; but I never thought I’d see this level of destruction in my hometown.

OnSolve has an office located in the heart of Dayton and is home to almost 30 employees. We also have offices and remote employees all over the world. Our headquarters in Ormond Beach, Florida, is no stranger to inclement weather as the area is prone to tropical storms and hurricanes. Having a geographically dispersed workforce is the standard for many of today’s organizations and can sometimes present challenges that most companies aren’t prepared for, such as the numerous turbulent twisters that caused over 200 injuries and an exorbitant amount of damage that will cost millions to repair.