Pilger, NE In Pilger Nebraska, twenty four hours later survivors are coming back to what's left of their battered community. Larry Nelson, a resident in Pilger says, "That's he floor there, part of the roof is over there."
Not much in Pilger is where it's supposed to be anymore. Officials say 75-percent of this farming community was wiped away by two massive twin tornadoes. Two people were killed. One of the victims a five year old girl. Buildings, homes and anything that was in the path of the tornadoes has been leveled. Much of it tossed for miles the rest is simply gone.
Nebraska's Governor, Dave Heinemann said, "They've gone through a devastating loss." As Heinemann toured the strike zone he offered hope and help for those most affected by the storms. "We want to do all we can to help you out." Heinmann said.
Bucket trucks dot the now clear skies. Piecing together and replacing what they can. While families search for anything they might find in this mess. Any piece of their lives before the storm. In a community that years ago adopted the motto "A town too tough to die." A strength and toughness they now lean on like they never have before.