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