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Deadly tornado all but wipes Nebraska village off the map

A man talks on the phone in front of tornado-damaged buildings in Pilger, Nebraska June 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom

A man talks on the phone in front of tornado-damaged buildings in Pilger, Nebraska June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom

A man talks on the phone in front of tornado-damaged buildings in Pilger, Nebraska June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom
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Denis Gentrup, 72, rests atop his roof while he and others repair it after a tornado hit his property between Pilger and Wisner Nebraska June 16, 2014.   REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom

Denis Gentrup, 72, rests atop his roof while he and others repair it after a tornado hit his property between Pilger and Wisner Nebraska June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom

Denis Gentrup, 72, rests atop his roof while he and others repair it after a tornado hit his property between Pilger and Wisner Nebraska June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom
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Two tornadoes touch down near Pilger, Nebraska June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dustin Wilcox/TwisterChasers

Two tornadoes touch down near Pilger, Nebraska June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dustin Wilcox/TwisterChasers

Two tornadoes touch down near Pilger, Nebraska June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dustin Wilcox/TwisterChasers
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Chaplains of the Central Christiano Nueva Viva church in Norfolk hand out bottled water to people following evacuation orders in Pilger, Nebraska June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom

Chaplains of the Central Christiano Nueva Viva church in Norfolk hand out bottled water to people following evacuation orders in Pilger, Nebraska June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom

Chaplains of the Central Christiano Nueva Viva church in Norfolk hand out bottled water to people following evacuation orders in Pilger, Nebraska June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom
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A tornado touches down near Pilger,  Nebraska June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dustin Wilcox/TwisterChasers

A tornado touches down near Pilger, Nebraska June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dustin Wilcox/TwisterChasers

A tornado touches down near Pilger, Nebraska June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dustin Wilcox/TwisterChasers
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Law enforcement officials walk down the evacuated streets of Pilger, Nebraska June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom

Law enforcement officials walk down the evacuated streets of Pilger, Nebraska June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom

Law enforcement officials walk down the evacuated streets of Pilger, Nebraska June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom
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