National Weather Service releases tornado numbers from Wednesday storms

This image made from a video shows a tornado Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in Kokomo, Ind. Multiple tornadoes touched down in central Indiana on Wednesday, tearing the roofs off apartment buildings, sending air conditioners falling onto parked cars and cutting power to thousands of people. (Bruce Robinson via AP)

(AP/WDTN) – The National Weather Service says four tornadoes touched down in one western Ohio county during a storm that moved across Indiana and Ohio.

Emergency officials in Van Wert County near the Indiana state line say they’re fortunate that the tornadoes rolled across mostly rural farmland during the storms Wednesday night. They say six properties had just minor damage.

The weather service also confirms that it was a tornado that damaged eight homes in Putnam County.

A county official says the homes lost siding, shingles and have a few broken windows.

Crews are still assessing the damage in Paulding and Defiance counties where suspected tornadoes blew the roofs off homes and tore through a mobile home park.

Officials in Ohio say there haven’t been any reports of injuries from the storm.

The National Weather Service confirmed 5 tornadoes across Carroll, Howard, Marion and Montgomery Counties in Indiana.

The NWS report says an EF-2 tornado was on the ground for more 10 minutes, covering more than five miles in Crawfordsville. There was major damage to homes and barns near Linnsburg, along with tree damage.

A more powerful tornado was confirmed in Kokomo. The NWS report says an EF-3 was on the ground for 10 minutes, covering nearly five miles. This tornado produced significant damage to homes and businesses in the city, destroying a Starbucks.

Two EF-1 and one EF-0 tornadoes were also confirmed. The NWS report says more detailed damage information will be provided as surveys and analysis are completed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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