Several school corporations throughout the state are closed today as communities assess damage.
Severe weather threats tonight include tornadoes and damaging wind gusts to 80 MPH.
The number of tornadoes across the country are down nearly 60 percent this season.
A group of researchers, including a Rose-Hulman professor, have found specific home design features increase their chances of withstanding tornado damage.
Damage at the scene is consistent with an EF0 tornado with wind speeds up to 85 mph.
A Henryville school that was devastated by a tornado last year is organizing a fundraiser, and local Red Cross chapters are managing volunteers and donations.
A small tornado reportedly touched down in Southern Vigo County at 8:24 Thursday night.
The tornado watch includes most of the state of Indiana.
Homeland Security officials say in addition to having a family emergency preparedness plan, homeowners should take steps to protect their property as well.
The Indianapolis office of the National Weather Service has cut a third of its annual Skywarn training courses due to budget constraints.