Twin tornadoes demolish Nebraska town (video)

A horrific tornado — rather, rare twin tornadoes — hit the small town of Pilger, Nebraska yesterday around 345pm, just demolishing it.

Someone captured some video from their car.


As best I can tell, the car is coming from the north, heading south, and Pilger is just to the east (in other words, on the driver’s left).

I’ve circled the water tower in the image below — you’ll see the water tower in the YouTube video, and the video from the state patrol:


Here’s the YouTube video, courtesy of TVNweather — you’ll see the water tower on your left as the video progresses.

Here’s a Nebraska State Patrol video of Pilger, coming in from the west, I believe — so, coming in from the upper right corner of the Google Map photo I posted above. You’ll note the small semi-circle drive (upper right corner of Pilger, above) as the helicopter flies in to survey the damage.

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8 Responses to “Twin tornadoes demolish Nebraska town (video)”

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  4. RobT says:

    All that land and the thing plows right through the heart of that tiny town. Also, if you look on the aerial you posted you can see the grain silos. Look on the state police video. They are all gone with grain everywhere on the ground.

  5. Thom Allen says:

    With all of that raw, destructive power, it’s amazing that only 2 people died.

  6. Naja pallida says:

    Looks like everything in the video was turning counterclockwise.

  7. Bob Munck says:

    Does anyone know if the two tornadoes were spinning in opposite directions?

  8. mwdavis says:

    I grew up in Norfolk, Nebraska . . . probably 10 miles from Pilger. There was a beautiful rest stop on Highway 275 that overlooked Pilger and the incredibly fertile Elkhorn River valley. We used to stop there constantly when traveling between Omaha and Norfolk to see Grandma and Grandpa. This makes my heart hurt.

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