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Tornado Damage Slideshow: Kokomo’s West Side

Residents in Kokomo struggle to clean up what is left of their homes after tornadoes caused major damage on the town's west side Sunday afternoon.

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    Tornadoes damaged a neighborhood on Kokomo's west side, including one family's backyard playground (right).

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    One house now faces the other direction after it was ripped from its foundation and rotated in the air, leaving its basement exposed.

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    Photo: Jashin Lin (WFIU/WTIU News)

    Roommates Taylor Glenna and Drew Larrick were in the basement when their house was ripped from its foundation. Glenna was lying on the mattress (pictured) when a pole fell on his leg.

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    Friends help Glenna and Larrick clear their house, which is already marked for demolition.

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    Glenna and Larrick's cars are also severely damaged by debris.

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    Walls are now windows in Michelle Steelman's house, where she has lived for 27 years.

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    Steelman and her daughter grieve as they survey the damage to their home.

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    Jim Lipke uses a tractor to remove large debris from his property.

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    Kokomo resident Anthony Staggs hauls boxes of burritos from a local restaurant, Don Pancho's, to residents on the city's west side.

Two F-2 tornadoes ripped through Kokomo Sunday afternoon, damaging many properties and leaving thousands without power.

Kokomo mayor Greg Goodnight calls the storm “the worst he’s ever seen,” and Gov. Pence visited the city today, praising officials for “communicating the severity of the storm to the people they serve.”

The city issued a state of emergency until 6 a.m. Monday morning and schools were closed.

Residents are assessing the damage and struggling to clean up what is left of their homes.

Fifteen counties in Indiana reported damage from Sunday’s storms.

Taylor Killough

Taylor Killough is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has studied anthropology and digital journalism. She has professional experience in education and communications and is excited to be a part of the award-winning team at WFIU/WTIU.

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