>> Massive cleanup operations underway across Indiana Thursday after several tornadoes plowed through the state, ripping apart a Starbucks and demolishing homes in the town of Kokomo, population 45,000, about an hour north of Indianapolis. Several funnel clouds touched down across Howard County, Wednesday. But, despite some minor injuries, the Mayor of Kokomo saying no one was killed.
A state of emergency remains in place.>> We are asking people to stay away from severely effected areas. Not just this evening, not just until our declaration is over. But for the next few days, let's give our emergency personnel the space they need to get in and work with the affected families and the affected businesses.
>> Indiana Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence, taking a break from the campaign trail to return to his home state Wednesday night and survey the recovery effort. Hoosier's are breathing a sigh of relief. But, there's a lot of hurting families across this state.>> Power outages reported across the state with about 42,000 homes and businesses without electricity at the height of the storms.
The Salvation Army of Indiana reported assisting 200 people in need of food and shelter.