A central Indiana park that lost most of its mature trees to an August tornado will be replanted with native trees as crews rebuild its damaged playgrounds.
The “Rebuild Highland Park” fund will be used to plant trees and repair or replace playgrounds damaged in Highland Park, including the ADA compliant playground.
An EF3 tornado with winds estimated as high as 152 mph damaged at least 1,000 homes and businesses in Kokomo on Aug. 24.
Many Kokomo residents are still not back in their houses a week after tornadoes downed hundreds of trees and damaged more than a thousand homes.
The American Red Cross set up a shelter at the Kokomo Event and Conference Center for those displaced.
While the number of injuries is minimal, the damage to homes and businesses is extensive.
Pence says he'll remain in the state as long as necessary to ensure people affected by the storms have the support they need.
One tornado touched down in Kokomo just after 4:00 p.m., leveling a Starbucks at Markland Mall.
Mayor Goodnight says city take over of the county recycling operations would save more than $700,000 over five years.
The bridge will be named the Carl A. Koontz Memorial Bridge in honor of an officer who was killed in a shootout earlier this year.