Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Rare Double Tornado Hits Nebraska
(from The Daily Beast) There are now two confirmed casualties from the freak dual tornado that hit Nebraska Monday. Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman declared a state of emergency as tornadoes hit multiple counties. A five-year-old was killed as well as 75-year-old David Herout, who died when the storms ejected him from his vehicle. The town of Pilgner suffered considerable damage after two tornadoes hit side-by-side at the same time, with Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger saying 50 to 75 percent of the area was destroyed. Stanton County Commissioner Jerry Weatherholt said the town was "like a war zone."