City of Celina Press Release

(6-3-19) On May 28, 2019, the City of Celina put out a call for Mutual Aid after an F3 tornado touched down in the northwest section of our city causing severe damage to the electric system. Crews from Bryan, Bowling Green, Coldwater, Jackson Center, Minster, Montpelier, Napoleon, New Bremen, Pioneer, Piqua, St. Marys, Wapakoneta and Westerville responded. By the evening of May 29, power was restored to all but less than 75 residents, which was a result of complete structure loss or severe damage. All Mutual Aid crews were released home on Wednesday.

During the tireless effort, crews installed approximately:

  • Four miles of single phase primary and neutral
  • 35 total utility poles
  • 17 transformers
  • One gang operated air-break switch

As a long-standing member of AMP, Inc., the City of Celina is extremely grateful for the Mutual Aid it received in the aftermath of the tornado to rebuild and restore electrical infrastructure that supplies power to approximately 7,600 customers.