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Tornado hits Dayton, Ohio; Severe injuries in Mercer County injure 7

Tornado hits Dayton, Ohio; Severe injuries in Mercer County injure 7
"It seems like areas like a war zone, some of the houses have completely retreated from their foundations and gone," said the mayor of Celina, Ohio.

A tornado hit the city of Dayton on Monday night with severe weather that left almost 5 million people without electricity in all of Ohio.

Great damage was reported north of Dayton Officers were confirmed The Ohio Department of Transportation used snow plows to clear debris from Interstate 75

The National Weather Service confirmed a "large and dangerous" tornado on the ground near the Dayton suburb of Trotwood, Montgomery County, just after 11 pm.

Dayton resident Tenley Taghi told NBC News that the tornado left her street in ruins and added that she did not hear any warning sirens.

"I saw the clouds turn backward and the trees began to sway uncontrollably and we took refuge," he added. "I was standing on the porch that is no longer there."

The mayor of Trotwood, Mary McDonald, said on Facebook that 25,000 residents of power lines and trees were fallen

"It's like getting out of a movie, you can never prepare for something like this," Trotwood resident Nathan Mann told NBC affiliate WDTN.

Four shelters offering food and water opened in Montgomery County overnight

According to officials, in Mercer County, about 80 miles northwest of Dayton, at least seven people were taken to hospitals for injuries sustained during the storm. They did not detail the extent of the injuries.

WDTN reported that many trees were fallen and that many houses had been damaged in and near the city of Celina, located in Mercer County.

"It seems like areas like a war zone, some of the houses have completely retreated from their foundations and gone," Celina Mayor Jeffrey Hazel told WDTN.

The National Weather Service said the power outages were affecting 5 million people throughout the state.

The City of Dayton asked residents early Tuesday to conserve water after losing power from water plants and pumping stations.

Beavercreek, a suburb of Dayton, issued an emergency disclosure, saying that many gas leaks had been reported.