State of emergency lifted in Kokomo, Howard County

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KOKOMO, Ind.—The City of Kokomo and Howard County have lifted a state of emergency that was issued after severe weather swept through the area Sunday.

The storms destroyed dozens of buildings and left thousands of residents without power. A fire station sustained heavy damage.  Strong winds caused the roof of the fire station to collapse.  Firefighters who were inside at the time told Fox59 they noticed the roof start to cave in so they took off running.  The station lost all power and are currently using a generator.

Authorities confirmed some people sustained minor injuries after windows blew out at the Kokomo Town Center Mall.

The Red Cross will be available for those who need assistance or looking for shelter. The location is at the Ivy Tech Event Center on North 31.

City officials said although the state of emergency has been lifted, residents are prohibited from traveling through storm damaged areas. Damage assessment teams, utility workers and cleanup crews will be granted access to those areas.

The following areas are closed:

680-750 West on 600 south
350 West 400 South
150 West 500 North
200 West 200 North
550 North 1150 West
550 North 1030 West
700 East 100 North
700 East 200 North
100 North 500 East
700 East 100 North
850 East 100 North
80 North at Hickory Lane
Goyer Road between Markland Ave and Boulevard Street
Hoffer Street from Home to US 31
Webster St at Elk Drive
Washington Street Lincoln Road