Floyd Mills' family owns two businesses and six homes in Harrison Twp. He spent nearly every minute cleaning up from the twister.
"I never took a day off work," he told News Center 7's Sean Cudahy on Monday.
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The best part of mending time lost to the tornado was the reunion between his children and their friends who had to leave after the storm. They lived down the street.
Superintendent Dave Jackson said enrollment in the district of about 1,500 appears to be down by about 50 students because of the tornado-forced displacements. He told the Dayton Daily News he's hearing some displaced students who started the year in other districts plan to transfer back once Northridge starts classes.
Northridge’s school year is scheduled to continue through June 12.
Students will be in class 165 days — several less than were planned last year. Jackson said all grades will meet the state’s minimum number of hours of instruction, but there’s less cushion than usual, meaning a rough winter would likely lead to multiple makeup days.