8 tornadoes carved through Indiana, thousands in Kokomo without power

8:37 AM update: At least eight tornadoes ripped through Indiana Wednesday, the National Weather Service reported.

More than 18,000 Duke Energy customers were still without power Thursday morning, more than 17,000 of those affected were in Kokomo, which weathered the worst of the storm damage.

"We are very blessed to tell you we don't have any serious injuries," Howard County Sheriff Steve Rogers said during a news conference this morning.

Rogers said just 10 to 15 people suffered minor injuries after storms that downed trees, power lines and buildings in Howard County.

Eight confirmed tornadoes ripped through Hendricks, Boone, Hamilton, Tipton and Howard counties Wednesday night, the National Weather Service said.

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