LIVE BLOG: Several tornadoes touch down in central Indiana causing significant damage

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Several tornadoes touched down throughout central Indiana Wednesday, causing widespread damage.

Governor Mike Pence decided to leave his vice presidential campaign and travel to Indiana to address the weather emergency. He addressed the damage in a press conference, where he said 27 counties were issued tornado warnings and eight twisters were confirmed throughout the state. Three of those touched down, according to Pence.

The National Weather Service preliminarily reported that an EF-3 tornado appeared in Kokomo and an EF-1 popped up east of Crawfordsville.

Some of the most severe tornado damage was reported in Howard County, where numerous homes and business were leveled, including a Starbucks. Police say around 15 to 20 people suffered minor injuries, mainly from flying debris. Police say if you want to volunteer to help with clean up, you should call 211.

Montgomery County also suffered a great deal of damage. Around 30 homes were reportedly damaged to various degrees.

The NWS plans on sending out multiple crews first thing Thursday to survey damage in several counties.

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Update from IMPD: 

Current situation: 

  • Rain and severe weather is continuing, the Tornado Watch will continue until 9:00 p.m.
  • Surveys of the areas have begun at the following locations 200 S Shortridge, 21st and Ritter, and 7900 Washington.  We have not found substantial damage yet.
  • Fire Department reports multiple calls due to power lines down, alarms and reported lightning strikes. One working fire in 3200 block of N Pennsylvania. So far they have had eight runs due to high water.
  • IPL reports approximately 10,813 customers without power.
  • Department of Public Works is reporting several major trees down, 15 signals out, and several high water locations so far.
  • Both DPW forestry and traffic crews have already been dispatched. 
  • No injuries have been reported at this time.
  •  Intersection at 22nd and Delaware is closed. Work on the street was halted due to storm and will reopen as soon as work can resume and make the Delaware Street safe to travel. Traffic at 22nd and Delaware is being diverted east toward College or west toward Meridian.
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    Tornado spotted near Carrollton, moving east towards Kokomo at 25 mph. Take shelter if in the area.

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    TORNADO WARNING for Tippecanoe, Greene, Carroll and Owen counties until 5:15 p.m.

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    Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Hancock, Marion and Shelby counties until 5:15 p.m.

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