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The Latest: At least 8 tornadoes touched down in Indiana

The Latest: At least 8 tornadoes touched down in Indiana

Bill Stephens

August 25th, 2016

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on recovery efforts from tornadoes touching down in central Indiana (all times local):

7:05 a.m.

The National Weather Service says a single, long supercell thunderstorm that moved through Indiana produced six tornadoes.

Forecasters say those six were among at least eight tornadoes that touched down in central Indiana on Wednesday. Authorities say about a dozen people were injured, but none seriously. Damage includes roofs torn off buildings, smashed vehicles and power loss to thousands.

The weather service says one tornado was an EF3 with 165 mph winds. GOP vice presidential candidate and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence plans to leave the campaign trail Thursday to assess storm damage.

The weather service says two other thunderstorms produced separate tornadoes, one in Avon west of Indianapolis and one northwest of Lafayette, which is southwest of Indianapolis.

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9:20 p.m.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he’ll tour Howard and Montgomery counties and possibly other areas Thursday to assess the storm damage.

The Republican vice presidential candidate returned to Indiana from the campaign trail Wednesday evening after the National Weather Service said several tornadoes struck the state. One that hit Kokomo has been determined to be an EF3 with 165 mph winds.

Pence says he’ll remain in the state as long as necessary to ensure people affected by the storms have the support they need. He says 200 people have checked in to a Red Cross shelter in Kokomo.

Indiana State Police spokesman Capt. David Bursten says about a dozen people were injured, but none seriously.

 

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