Tornadoes touch down in Jefferson County

State officials say that tornadoes have touched down in multiple spots in Jefferson County this afternoon.

According to the Indiana State Police, multiple homes are damaged, trees are down and power is out in much of the area. Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the state police said rescue workers are assessing the damage and trying to reach those who need help.

You should avoid the area if you can.

Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police.