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Three tornadoes touched down Wednesday afternoon in Indiana, damaging numerous structures in Kokomo and leaving 15-20 people injured, authorities said.

The National Weather Service issued warnings for the community of Kokomo, 40 miles north of Indianapolis.

The tornado landed about 10 miles east of the city,.

A dispatcher with Howard County Sheriff’s Department added that reports of injuries and damage are coming in.

The weather service added another tornado touched down northwest of the Montgomery County town of New Ross

The Indiana State Police said the injuries occurred in Kokomo and rural Howard Country.
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A tornado in Northern Indiana flattened this Starbucks restaurant in Kokomo.
“All of the reported injuries are considered minor at this time,” the state police said. “Most of the injuries were the result of flying debris. There are no reported deaths.”
Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.)released the following statement regarding the severe weather that occurred in Indiana yesterday:
“I am relieved that no lives were lost during yesterday’s severe weather across Indiana. While the damage is significant in parts of our state, we know that Hoosiers will come together and help each other rebuild. I will work with Governor Pence, the administration, FEMA and the Indiana delegation to ensure Hoosiers receive the assistance needed to recover.”
Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight said the storm caused “pretty severe property damage” and downed many trees.
“I am in a residential neighborhood and there is a lot of roof damage, windows out, a roof completely taken off the home, power out,” he said. “It is pretty substantial. I have seen damage to about 50 homes so far. We are still looking at the damage.”