PERU, Ind. (WISH) - Social media played a huge role in Wednesday's severe storm, as people used their smarts phone to capture the damage and get the word out.
Up and down Main Street in Peru, people pulled out their smart phones and captured the damage left behind by the powerful storm.
"Lue-Lue-14" was among the first to report what she saw as severe weather moved through the area.
"With a tornado hitting so close to home, I just want to cry," she tweeted.
It only took minutes for images of the destruction to hit social media.
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One local, who was in the middle of the storm, posted video on her twitter account.
Bruce Duncan watched from inside a Kroger store as winds knocked cars into each other like bumper cars.
Ryan Parsons used his camera to capture the aftermath of a tree that toppled onto a house.
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Miami County Emergency Management Deputy Director Dave Moon said they have a lot of work to do.
"It's going to take several days. Although our city utilities, I called them a bit ago to get some ball park figures. They will have power back on by 3 or 4 in the morning," he said.
Thousands of people in Indianapolis were without power early Thursday morning.
Hoosiers saw unbearably cold temperatures Thursday morning.
Mintonye Elementary School may be ready to open in August, but Southwestern Middle School won't be ready. That's the preliminary assessment Superintendent Scott Hanback told the Tippecanoe School Corporation school board Wednesday evening.