TWO TORNADOES HAVE CAUSED WIDESPREAD DAMAGE IN THE TOWN OF PILGER, NEBRASKA.
AT LEAST ONE PERSON IS REPORTED DEAD AND 16 CRITICALLY INJURED FROM THE STORM,
THE TORNADOES THAT TOUCHED DOWN WERE ABOUT A MILE APART, GENERATED BY A SUPERCELL NEAR THE TOWNS OF STANTON AND PILGER,
THE TORNADOES DID NOT HIT STANTON, BUT CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE IN PILGER AND SOME RURAL AREAS AROUND THAT TOWN OF ABOUT 350 RESIDENTS.
STANTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER JERRY WEATHERHOLT SAYS AT LEAST ONE OF THE TORNADOES DESTROYED MORE THAN HALF OF PILGER.
THE MIDDLE SCHOOL WAS ONE OF THE BUILDINGS SUSTAINING DAMAGE.
MANY OF THE INJURED WERE TRANSPORTED TO FAITH REGIONAL HOSPITAL IN NORFOLK.
SANDY BARTLING, SPOKESPERSON FOR PROVIDENCE MEDICAL CENTER IN NEARBY WAYNE SAID THEY RECEIVED TWO PATIENTS WHO SUFFERED LACERATIONS:
OC…..OF THE LACERATIONS. :09
THE HOSPITAL SENT NURSES TO PILGER AND THE TOWN OF WAKEFIELD;
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BARTLING EXPECTED TO RECEIVE MORE PATIENTS IN WAYNE MONDAY EVENING.
ROADS LEADING INTO PILGER HAVE BEEN CLOSED BY AUTHORITIES AND A SEARCH OF NEARBY FARMS FOR POTENTIAL INJURED IS UNDERWAY.
A detention hearing has been scheduled Aug. 4 for a 44-year-old Akron man held as a material witness in the deaths of his elderly parents. Jonathan Neunaber has been held since [...]