DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - It will be a long day for folks across the Miami Valley as they continue to clean up downed trees and power lines.
Spring Valley Township in Greene County was hit especially hard by the storms with some people even reporting seeing a funnel cloud.
"We've had at least six people come up to us and said that they did see a funnel cloud in the sky before the storm hit and we've had other people report that when the storm hit they've seen the clouds actually rolling like a ball across the ground," Spring Valley Fire Chief Marvin Moeller said.
Firefighters were out in Spring Valley Township into the morning hours making sure downed power lines were out of harms way until Dayton Power and Light crews arrived to make repairs.
Moeller told 2 NEWS about 10 homes in the area of Hill and Gladys streets were damaged by toppled trees, and some vehicles took a hit as well.
Pam Stump arrived home to find that trees had taken out her garage, shed, nd part of the roof, but said it could have been much worse.
"Thank God I wasn't in the driveway where the tree came up out of the roots and landed in the driveway where I would have been at that time if i would not have stopped at the post office. So thank God I'm alive. That's all that matters that everyone else is OK," Stump said.
In Auglaize County, the Village of Cridersville is under a state of emergency this morning. The National Weather Service is sending a crew to the area to determine whether a tornado touched down.
The mayor said damage is extensive, and crews had to rescue two people from their home when a tree fell on it, collapsing the roof.
Lenser said his fleet of 20 trucks will be spreading salt on Montgomery county's roads, but not any pretreatment solution.
AAA said its important to check your windshield washer fluid, and possibly change it with anti-freeze windshield washer fluid. Also, check your oil and anti-freeze.
2 NEWS looks at whether federal workers in Ohio are paying back any unemployment benefits they got during the government shutdown like they're required to do.
A Winter Storm Watch will take effect late Thursday night through late Friday night for most of the area.
Dayton International Airport is now one of several around the nation making travel faster and easier for passengers through changes in TSA screenings.