Chicago (CBS)—Memorial Day storms that hit the Chicago area spawned a tornado in Dyer, Indiana, leaving a gaping hole where a tree once stood.
It’s one of many trees that were toppled by the storms. The tornado was reported near Hart Street, south of U.S. 30.
Another tree landed on a black pickup truck.
The high winds damaged siding and fences and left a storage shed on its side.
People in the neighborhood said they were grateful no one was injured.
“Actually relief that nobody here was hurt,” said Gale Simnick.
“And I see people in the neighborhood walking and I’m just grateful. I’m not happy with the house.”
Other homeowners experienced similar damage.
John Brouwer said seeing a huge tree toppled over in front of his home was not only upsetting, but the sight takes him back to the moment a tornado touched down.
“All of a sudden it was like, a plane going over and stuff was hitting the house,” Brouwer said.
Other homeowners in the town are dealing with similar damage.
“You just know that must have been where the tornado went straight through because this is where all the damage is,” said Martha Dalsanto.
She said the tornado uprooted her neighbor’s tree.
“This was all beautiful,” she said. “My dad worked so hard to make this so nice then you walk around back and all the trees are down.”