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.
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