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Posted: Wednesday, 18 June 2014 7:49AM

More severe weather



PILGER, Neb. (AP) — Northern Nebraska has seen more severe weather on Tuesday night, with a few tornadoes spotted, but no immediate reports of injuries.

The latest storms follow the monster tornadoes that devastated the tiny farming town of Pilger (PIHL'-gur) on Monday.

Much of the community is gone and two people, including a 5-year-old girl, are dead. The disaster, delivered by twin twisters that traveled side by side for an extended period, left some residents doubting whether the town could rebuild.

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman flew over Pilger in a helicopter Tuesday morning and then walked through the town, trailed by reporters. He called it "by far the worst thing" he's ever seen as governor.

Up to 75 percent of the buildings in Pilger were heavily damaged or destroyed. The tornado destroyed much of the small downtown, leaving piles of bricks that had been storefronts in the street.

Homes south and west of downtown fared even worse, with most reduced to piles of debris or gone entirely.


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