• The child came out of the incident without any injuries
  • In another incident, a father had to retrieve his child from a pile of debris
  • Officials warned residents of live power lines when inspecting debris

The monstrous storms that led to tornadoes ravaging through parts of central and southern United States have left a trail of damage in Indiana late Friday night and early Saturday morning. Two children narrowly escaped after the winds sent large trees crashing into their bedrooms on Saturday.

In one incident that took place in Carmel, first responders arrived at a house where a large tree smashed through the roof of a little girl’s bedroom and stopped right above the crib she was sleeping in. The Carmel Fire Department said the girl, living in Beechwood Drive, came out of the incident without any injuries, according to CBS affiliate CBS4Indy.

“During nap, the wind sent a large tree right into their house landing just above the crib the child was sleeping in. The child had no injuries and they were happy to pose for this picture!” the Carmel Fire Department wrote on Twitter.

A similar incident took place in Indianapolis, where the overnight storms caused a tree to plummet through a house on the city’s east side in the 700 block of N. Bazil Avenue.

Inside the house was a 3-year-old girl, whose father immediately ran into her bedroom after the debris fell into her crib. The father managed to retrieve his child from a pile of debris and took her to the Riley Hospital for Children.

The child received medical attention and is reportedly doing well after the incident, according to WRTV.

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Following the raging storms, fire crews were busy throughout the weekend as they responded to several incidents of fallen trees and power lines.

“It’s very important that if you have trees or your neighbor has a tree to keep an eye on that,” said Eric Banister, who works with the Wayne Township Fire Department. “Because it’s a beautiful old tree but if that beautiful old tree catches the right amount of wind it may wind up turning your house into a skylight.”

Officials also warned residents to be cautious while inspecting the damage and debris around them because of so many downed power lines in the area.

“If it’s coming out of a pole or out of a house we want to make sure everyone stays away from them. Call 911. Call the power company,” Banister said. “Don’t assume any power line is dead or not live until it’s proven by a professional.”

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