LIVE BLOG: Several tornadoes confirmed as strong system sweeps central Indiana

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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.

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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