In Beavercreek, Portman Discusses Ongoing Tornado Recovery & Rebuilding Efforts

January 18, 2020 | Press Releases

BEAVERCREEK, OH – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) visited Beavercreek to view tornado damage from the 2019 Memorial Day weekend tornadoes and to discuss ongoing recovery efforts with Beavercreek’s City Manager, Pete Landrum, and Mayor Bob Stone.

“Today, I was pleased to once again have the opportunity to view and discuss the tornado damage in Beavercreek with the City Manager and Mayor,” said Portman. “I saw first-hand the ongoing recovery efforts, and I’m proud of this community for coming together to help with the relief efforts. Our discussions were informative and I’ll continue to work on behalf of this community at the federal level to ensure that we continue to help the rebuilding efforts.”

On May 28, Portman toured some of the damage inflicted by the tornadoes and storms that struck southwest Ohio the night before. Shortly following the tornados, Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) wrote to President Trump urging him to approve Governor DeWine’s June 11 request for a major disaster declaration, which would help ensure that the impacted counties can access important federal assistance and resources to recover. On June 18, Portman thanked FEMA and the Trump administration for swiftly approving the major disaster declaration. He visited Dayton again on June 28 to get an update on ongoing recovery efforts. Last July, Portman visited Beavercreek and Trotwood to assess the recovery progress.

Photos from the visit are below: