Tour the Nebraska Town Destroyed by Twin Tornadoes

PHOTO: A man holds a girl after she was pulled from the basement of her destroyed home in Pilger, Neb.,June 16, 2014.
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The postage stamp-size town of Pilger, Nebraska, was devastated by a pair of powerful tornadoes that ripped across the town.

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A 5-year-old girl was killed when the twisters touched down in the town Monday night, along with a driver outside of the town.

PHOTO: A woman walks down Black Hills Trail road in Pilger, Neb., June 16, 2014.
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PHOTO: A woman walks down Black Hills Trail road in Pilger, Neb., June 16, 2014.

PHOTO: A Husker flag hangs from a window in the heavily damaged school building in Pilger, Neb., June 16, 2014.
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PHOTO: A Husker flag hangs from a window in the heavily damaged school building in Pilger, Neb., June 16, 2014.

Pilger, about 85 miles northwest of Omaha, is home to about 350 residents across less than 300 acres.

The town had a post office, a library, a school, and dozens of homes, many of which were damaged when the storms blew across Nebraska's plains Monday night.

The storms ripped apart enormous metal grain bins that stood on the town's main street.

PHOTO: Severely damaged homes and buildings are seen after a tornado, June 16, 2014, in Pilger, Neb.
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PHOTO: Severely damaged homes and buildings are seen after a tornado, June 16, 2014, in Pilger, Neb.

PHOTO: South Main Street in Pilger, Neb. is seen in this undated Google map before the tornado in Nebraska struck, June 16, 2014.
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PHOTO: South Main Street in Pilger, Neb. is seen in this undated Google map before the tornado in Nebraska struck, June 16, 2014.

"More than half of the town is gone — absolutely gone," Stanton County Commissioner Jerry Weatherholt said. "The co-op is gone, the grain bins are gone, and it looks like almost every house in town has some damage. It's a complete mess."

PHOTO: Wisner Pilger Middle School is seen in this undated Google map before the tornado in Nebraska struck, June 16, 2014.
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PHOTO: Wisner Pilger Middle School is seen in this undated Google map before the tornado in Nebraska struck, June 16, 2014.

Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger estimated that 50 to 75 percent of Pilger was heavily damaged or destroyed and the school is likely beyond repair, according to the Associated Press.

"It's total devastation," Unger said.

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