Double Twisters Slam Nebraska

ABC News' Devin Dwyer reports on the deadly tornadoes that nearly wiped out a small town.
2:52 | 06/17/14

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America's number one. Raskin a state of emergency this morning. China rare and deadly hero tornadoes killed a young boy nearly wiped the town of those -- write off the man. -- dangerous system is on the move this morning. It's heading east bearing down and I won there -- reports of weather related damage overnight Wisconsin as the storms marched towards Chicago. It was a terrifying sight rarely seen by the human -- -- Caught on camera by intrepid Storm Chasers. We'll mulberry Mario on the ground here but never gave me -- -- like that. At least two tornadoes touched down roughly within a mile of each other 100 miles northeast of Omaha. The monster twisters reported to be deadly EF four's generating winds up to 200 miles per hour. One of them estimated to have been nearly a mile wide support down that. Tiny town of pilgrim. We've started here and everything -- part in the rain and how asks Britt but apart and outfielders. In major distraction right now. By the time it was all over up to three quarters of the town was either damaged or destroyed many residents said they were stunned to be survivors one man describing the frantic search for his friend. We thought he was gone for a long time -- we Debbie -- Now. Pulled the would often hold bricks often. -- -- -- -- Five. The entire town of over all 378. Residents evacuated for the night Nebraska's governor Dave Heineman has declared a state of emergency. Deploying the National Guard to assist with emergency response and cleanup. -- with the volatile system on the move today storm warming warnings could go up across a very wide area from Minneapolis to Detroit and millions of Americans are facing a -- summer heat wave that's stoking a fresh wild fire with -- -- our coverage continues with AccuWeather meteorologist Jim taking the warnings and good morning -- in -- a mild air mass continues to build. Across the nation's midsection on into the east from the fringes of that -- air -- dangerous thunderstorms fire once again hear from the Dakotas across the Great Lakes. Watch out here between cities in Chicago on towards Detroit gusty winds and large -- not quite a tornado threat we saw yesterday but isolated tornadoes and out of the question. -- knowledge of the southwest between cooler air moving in to California to Nevada and that want to going to see some gusty winds with that high fire danger once again the four corners. -- -- Back to you. Jim -- thank you that wildfire being fueled by the dry conditions near Bakersfield California is now 50% contained. Evacuation orders have been lifted after hundreds of people were forced from their homes over the weekend. The fire destroyed three houses after breaking out Friday night.

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