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In photos: Tornadoes wreak havoc on Nebraska

Massive tornadoes swept through northeast Nebraska, destroying more than half the town of Pilger.

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Tim Nelson searches for survivors in Pilger, Neb., after the town was hit by a tornado Monday June 16, 2014. Ast least one person has died due to the storm.

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A tornado forms over a house near Pilger, Neb., Monday, June 16, 2014. At least one person is dead and at least 16 more are in critical condition after two massive tornadoes swept through northeast Nebraska on Monday.

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A man holds a girl after she was pulled from the basement of her destroyed home in Pilger, Neb., Monday, June 16, 2014. A hospital spokeswoman says at least one person is dead and at least 16 more are in critical condition after two massive tornadoes swept through northeast Nebraska.

Mark 'Storm' Farnik/AP

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Rescue personnel tend to a young tornado victim in Pilger, Neb., Monday, June 16, 2014. A hospital spokeswoman says at least one person is dead and at least 16 more are in critical condition after two massive tornadoes swept through northeast Nebraska.

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Residents evacuate the town after a tornado severely damaged the area Monday, June 16, 2014, in Pilger, Neb. The National Weather Service said at least two twisters touched down within roughly a mile of each other.

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Damaged cars are parked in front of a garage that was torn down by a tornado on Monday, June 16, 2014, in Pilger, Neb. The National Weather Service said at least two twisters touched down within roughly a mile of each other.

Stacie Scott/AP

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Two tornadoes touch down near Pilger, Nebraska June 16, 2014. Large tornadoes hit rural areas of northeastern Nebraska on Monday afternoon, with reports of property damage, according to forecasters and the Weather Channel.

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A tornado touches down near Pilger, Nebraska June 16, 2014. Large tornadoes hit rural areas of northeastern Nebraska on Monday afternoon, with reports of property damage, according to forecasters and the Weather Channel.

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Two tornadoes are appearing in the same rural area in Nebraska, June 16, 2014. Large tornadoes hit rural areas of northeastern Nebraska on Monday afternoon, with reports of property damage, according to forecasters and the Weather Channel.

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