Thunderstorms and tornadoes plowed through central Indiana on Wednesday, demolishing numerous homes and a Starbucks cafe in Kokomo and cutting power to thousands of Indianapolis-area residents, but no serious injuries were immediately reported.

The National Weather Service issued a bulletin saying a "confirmed large and extremely dangerous" tornado had struck near Indianapolis, the state's capital and largest city, as severe storms rolled through the region in the late afternoon.

The Weather Service also reported that a Starbucks coffee shop was demolished in Kokomo, a city of 45,000 people about 60 miles (97 km) north of Indianapolis, but said there were no immediate reports of anyone hurt.