AERIAL FOOTAGE: Monday's storms left a path of destruction in all directions across Siouxland
By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
PILGER, NE (KTIV) -
Flying around 2,500 feet, the scope of the storms power can been seen. The village of Pilger, Nebraska has been leveled. Splintered trees and concrete slabs are the only remnants of neighborhoods. The middle school is heavily damaged. Grain bins are mangled like a balled up piece of paper. Debris litters farm fields for miles.
As the storm continued to track north, it wasn't just the tornadoes and strong winds causing damage. Siouxland communities were overwhelmed by heavy rain.
Roughly 140 miles to the north in Rock Rapids, Iowa, nearly five inches of rain swelled the Rock River. The town of roughly 2,600 people, now looks more like an island, limiting access to homes and businesses. Cars and trucks try to navigate the flood covered roads, some make it through while others are forced back. Train access is limited as well, as crossing are being over whelmed by the massive flooding.
As the flood waters continue to move south, more communities along the Rock and Big Sioux Rivers will soon be affected.
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