At least 80 homes reported destroyed in Kokomo

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)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say at least 80 homes were destroyed in a tornado-producing storm that hit the central Indiana city of Kokomo.

State police said Friday that about 1,000 total homes were damaged in Wednesday’s storm, with about 170 of those sustaining major damage.

Some 140 people remained at a Red Cross shelter in Kokomo as cleanup work continued around the city and utility crews tried to restore power.

Duke Energy reported fewer than 4,000 outages remained and estimated all would be restored by Saturday night. About 25,000 homes and businesses were without power after the storm hit.

Local officials say the Park Place Apartments has been ordered vacated after most of the 16-building complex was damaged or destroyed.

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