PILGER, Neb. – A tornado has damaged a farmstead near a northeast Nebraska town that was ravaged nearly three years ago by a storm that killed two people.
Denis Oswald says he lives just a half mile from Pilger, which was struck in June 2014. He told the Norfolk Daily News that he spotted a funnel cloud above his farm around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday as he was fueling a truck. After his wife, Julie, joined him outside, hail began falling and lawn furniture started to fly.
He says they took refuge in a nearby tin building and escaped harm as a machine shed was destroyed and a barn, cattle feeder and some trees were damaged.
The National Weather Service is sending a survey team Thursday to check on the tornado’s intensity.