SHELBY, Ohio — After a tornado touched down in Shelby Sunday, cleanup efforts are underway and local police want to let residents know about repair scams and scrappers collecting items on properties without permission.
In a Facebook post, police said they have already been called about several incidents where people collecting scrap have been chased off properties.
"Home and property owners as well as any citizen: if you observe scrappers on property without permission, please call us and we will address it. Make sure to provide a good description for us. Take a photo with your phone if you can," police said.
Contractors doing work within the city limits must register with the City of Shelby .
There were at least six injuries from the tornado, which had a 17-mile-long path and was up to half a mile wide, the NWS confirmed. The EF2 tornado swept through Richland County at about 4:42 p.m. Sunday.
Tornadoes are rated on the enhanced Fujita Scale from EFO to EF5 with EFO being the weakest with winds of 65-85 mph. EF2 tornados have wind speeds of 111 to 135 mph and do “considerable damage.”