Tornado Touchdown Confirmed in Richland County

SHELBY, Ohio (WTVN)--The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down Sunday afternoon in northern Richland County.

The twister caused damage to homes and other structures in Shelby, along with taking down numerous trees.

There were no serious injuries reported, but about a half-dozen people were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

The storm was part of an entire system that brought high winds and heavy rain to most of the state of Ohio, with sporadic power outages also caused across southern and eastern Ohio as a result.

As for Shelby, a team of investigators from the National Weather Service will be on scene to determine the severity of the tornado.

(photo courtesy ABC-6)

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