See Damage From Nebraska Tornadoes
CNN's Indra Petersons is on the ground reporting from Nebraska.
June 17th, 2014
10:18 AM ET

See Damage From Nebraska Tornadoes

Two powerful tornadoes swirled side by side through the countryside of northeastern Nebraska Monday, wrecking nearly three-fourths of the small town of Pilger.

According to Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger, two people died during the storm – but there are stories of survival as well.

Storm chaser Mark "Storm" Farnik described how he helped to rescue a family trapped in a basement on "New Day" Tuesday.

"Their house was wiped out, their cars were gone, their dog was gone ... it was absolutely heartbreaking. But I just held onto them until they could calm down a little bit," Farnik said.

CNN's Indra Petersons and Steve Kastenbaum are on the ground covering the story.

Follow them for updated, behind-the-scenes images, and see some of the photos they've captured below:

Tornado damage in Pilger, Nebraska. Photo credit: Steve Kastenbaum

Tornado damage in Pilger, Nebraska. Photo credit: Steve Kastenbaum

"Pilger,NE, residents still haven't been allowed to return home. 40-50 homes, fire station, business district..All gone," shared Indra Petersons.

"Pilger, Nebraska, residents still haven't been allowed to return home. 40-50 homes, fire station, business district ... All gone," shared Indra Petersons.

A look at damage as the sun comes up in Pilger, Nebraska. Photo credit: Indra Petersons.

A look at damage as the sun comes up in Pilger, Nebraska. Photo credit: Indra Petersons.

Here in Pilger, Nebraska with @IndraPetersons reporting on the large, deadly tornado that struck this area. #cnn

"Here in Pilger, Nebraska, with Indra Petersons reporting on the large, deadly tornado that struck this area." Photo credit: Steve Kastenbaum

"Major damage here in Pilger, Nebraska," shared CNN's Indra Petersons.

"Major damage here in Pilger, Nebraska," shared CNN's Indra Petersons on Monday.

If you would like to help people impacted by these tornadoes, visit CNN.com/impact 

 

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