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U.S. Senator tours tornado damage in Nebraska

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PILGER, NE (KTIV/US92) -

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer visited Pilger Saturday to tour the damage caused by the tornadoes and talk to local residents.

Fischer wanted to let the community know she plans to help any way possible.

"I'm here today that people know that we are there for them. I have staff here with me so that people know that we are paying attention and we will be there to offer assistance in any way we can," Fischer said.

Governor Dave Heineman has declared a state of emergency in Pilger, an important step in the recovery process.

Seventy-five-perfect of the town is gone thanks to that EF-4 tornado.

"It's the first step in order to receive aid. I'm happy he immediately did that. Governor Heineman is always great about making those decisions quickly. That helps the process move faster so we can get that aid to people," Fischer explained.

Fischer says she's working on what can be done at the federal level to provide assistance.

 

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