Tornadoes leave sea of debris in Nebraska town

Severe Weather

PILGER, Neb. (AP) — Trey Wisniewski and his wife are among residents of northeast Nebraska’s Pilger who emerged from their shelters on Monday to find their town turned into a sea of debris.

A storm packing rare dual tornadoes tore through the tiny farming town on Monday, killing two people and leveling much of the town.

Wisniewski says he woke up when the weather radio went off, about 15 minutes before the tornadoes hit Monday afternoon. When the power went out and storm sirens wailed, he and his wife scurried to the basement with their pets. The storm ripped up their house around them and left them in the basement dodging flying objects. Wisniewski says “it was raining debris.”

The Wisniewskis say they’re not sure yet if they will rebuild.


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