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Residents in Pilger, NE assess the storm damage


It may not yet be sinking in for the people of Pilger, Nebraska, which has been devastated by a tornado that slammed the town Monday evening.

Resident of Pilger have been coming in and out of town all morning escorted by law enforcement they are digging through the piles of rubble to look for anything worth keeping.

Residents are trying to salvage items and take stock of what they lost. Authorities are assessing the damage to the town of less than 400 people.

Authorities say 75% of the town is destroyed from the twin tornadoes, 40 to 50 homes are gone, as well as the business district , fire department and city hall.

The Wisner-Pilger Middle School is too damaged to repair and the library lost its roof.

We know 2 people died in the storm.

One was a five-year-old girl who was swept away from her trailer home the other victim possibly died from injuries received from a traffic accident.

One pilger resident KTIV's Sarah TeSlaa spoke with said even though he lost everything he's lucky to be alive.

Even though people's possessions are gone, authorities say everyone has been accounted for and they are not looking for anyone else.

Throughout the morning we've heard some incredible stories of survival. KTIV's Brianna Clark has been with Sarah through the morning and she's been talking to survivors.

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