A large tree fell on a family's north side home around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. The family said there was a huge crash.
"The whole house started shaking and it was really loud. So, I sprinted upstairs to grab my daughter and by the time I brought her back down and got into the bathroom, I mean, it had settled down," said homeowner Annie Walton.
At that point, Annie had no idea what had happened, but knew it was serious.
"She was like, 'you need to get home now'," said Annie's husband, Derek.
That's when they started surveying the damage and realized how narrowly they averted a nightmare.
"Definitely, I mean the tree split on both sides of her room and, you know. I'm just happy that everybody is safe. Right outside her window," said Annie.
It happened just outside, where their four-year-old daughter had been sleeping.
"Looks like it just exploded," said Derek.
The tree destroyed the garage and laundry room. A mother and her 4-year-old were home at the time, but no one was hurt.
On the opposite side of town, Jack Cooper is dealing with a disaster of his own. A tree in his front yard that had even survived the Perry Township tornado of 2002 couldn't weather Thursday's storm.
"We started to notice that the trees were really starting to sway in the wind. And I came to the door just in time to see that tree come down into the house," said Cooper.
Cooper luckily has power, but many Hoosiers are left in the dark.
Crews were working around the clock to restore power to residents, officials said.
While repairs will be going throughout the day Friday, IPL says repairs on areas with the most significant damage could last through Saturday.