At Least 8 Tornadoes Hit indiana, Ohio [VIDEO]

A tornado outbreak occurred in Indiana and Ohio Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Authorities declared a state of emergency in Howard County, Indiana, after an EF3 tornado clobbered the town of Kokomo.

Damage is still being assessed across the midwest on Thursday morning after a series of tornadoes tore paths across Indiana and Ohio. Miraculously, only minor injuries have been reported in both areas where widespread damage has been confirmed.

A state of emergency was declared in Howard County, Indiana, after a large, damaging tornado hit the town of Kokomo Wednesday afternoon, flattening a Starbucks and causing significant damage to dozens of homes and businesses. The National Weather Service gave the twister a preliminary rating of EF3 following a damage survey.

The Indiana State Police said approximately 15 to 20 people suffered minor injuries, mostly as a result of flying debris.

While damage is currently being assessed, electricity has been nearly restored after thousands were left without power following Wednesday’s storms. Indiana Michigan Power’s latest outage report said only 338 were without power in Indiana as of Thursday morning.