June 17, 2014 - NEBRASKA, UNITED STATES - A powerful storm with tornadoes ripped through northeast Nebraska on Monday, destroying more than half of the tiny town of Pilger, killing a 5-year-old child and injuring at least 19 people, hospital and emergency officials said. The National Weather Service said dual twisters touched down within roughly a mile of each other.
Emergency crews and residents spent the evening sorting through demolished homes and businesses in the community of about 350, roughly 100 miles northwest of Omaha. "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." Victims were taken to three regional hospitals, and at least one had died from unspecified injuries, hospital officials said. WATCH: Massive tornado hits Nebraska.