RUSHVILLE, Ind. (WISH) - Ashley Loucks noticed the skies over her Rushville home turn unusually cloudy Tuesday before winds started blowing and rain started pouring.
"The next thing I know I see that tree right there wobble back and forth and I heard a big loud crackling like thunder and it fell right on the house," said Loucks.
Loucks' neighbor's home was one of a handful that are now tree houses.
"This one was unique in how quick it was and how much water it put down," said Rushville Police Chief, Craig Tucker.
Tucker says downed trees were the biggest problem.
"That usually is the issue. We've got a lot of old trees around town and usually when we get any significant wind they come down pretty quickly."
Some trees fell on power lines leaving 80 percent of residents in the dark. Others blocked roadways.
"There's trees down all over town that's resulted in four of our streets being closed, some complicated by the fact that some of the trees actually fell on fire hydrants and ruptured the fire hydrants so now we have utility problems on top of the road closures," said Tucker.
It's an inconvenience for Rushville residents. But knowing what could've been, they're counting their blessings.
Duke Energy told police they hope to have all the power restored after midnight.
IMPD officials say a 3-year-old boy has died after he was shot in the head Saturday evening.
A winter weather advisory was issued for Wayne, Union, Switzerland, Ripley, Ohio, Franklin, Fayette and Dearborn counties on Saturday night.
As part of the Big Ten Championship game tailgate on Georgia Street Saturday, St. Elmo Steak House hosted the inaugural Shrimp Cocktail Eating Contest.