Witnesses: Tornado destroys Starbucks in Kokomo

Witnesses: Tornado destroys Starbucks in Indiana
Posted at 3:58 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 23:31:32-04

KOKOMO, Ind. -- A tornado completely destroyed a Starbucks in Indiana Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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The tornado was an EF3 with winds reaching 165 mph, according to the NWS.

Indy driver Conor Daly tweeted several photos of the damage.

The winds also blew off rooftops, damaged homes and knocked tree limbs to the ground, WCPO sister station WRTV reported.

Starbucks released a statement on the tornado damage in Kokomo.

“We want to express our heartfelt concern for all those personally affected by a tornado that touched down in the community Kokomo, Indiana, this afternoon. We are relieved to report all partners (employees) and customers from the Starbucks store at US 35 & SR 22 are safe.We will continue to support our store partners and local authorities in any way we can.”

WCPO will update this story as more information becomes available.