On Monday, Pilger Nebraska was stunned by twin tornadoes that took the lives of two people and destroyed almost 70% of the entire town. Local schools, alongside countless houses were declared beyond repair and while news from different networks was busy contacting science experts to help explain this incident, the locals of Pilger remain dazed. It was reported that employees from a local bank who were interviewed silently watched in awe as the sky turned dark and they have no idea what’s happening. As the tornadoes started to form, it made the skies a lot darker, but somehow clearer in in the eyes of the witnesses, why the heavens suddenly turned dark.
According to Donovan Ellis, the VP of Midwest Bank, they first heard some commotion outside and then the floor of the vault began to vibrate and rumble. “After that, no more” he added. When he stepped out alongside other employees, all they saw was the destroyed town. Main Street can’t even be considered Main Street anymore because of how it looked. 16 individuals were injured and two died, including a 5-year-old child. The National Weather Service Later on reported that the tornadoes stayed on the ground for about 15 miles. This town with a population of 378 was officially destroyed – or at least 3 quarters of it. Most were fully destroyed but there were also other establishments that were only partially damaged. Because the two tornadoes were roughly one mile apart from each other while swirling and swirling and causing mutilation of the place, experts say this was a great factor to the conclusion of damages. If it happened that the two were more apart then the damage could be worse.
Today, both the government and various private institutions are doing their best to help the victims of the twin tornadoes. Cleanup began last Wednesday and they’re all hoping that what happened on Monday 3:45 p.m. won’t ever happen again.
This incident just showed how cruel the Earth can be. On that note, various environmental groups are now seeking ways to prevent such massive damage. Warning devices are being studied because after all, we cannot stop a tornado from swirling around any town. But with a high quality warning device, people can evacuate earlier. Experts are also creating reports on how people’s lifestyle affects the condition of the Earth and they’re looking into possibilities of it causing such unwanted calamity. According to science, twin tornadoes are not very rare. But to see it happen more often than ever must have something to say about us causing trouble to the Earth.
Nonetheless, these science and environmental experts do not want to make premature conclusions. Studies are continuous and the people from Pilger are up on their feet, trying to revive whatever it is they can revive. Reporters are also there to continuously give updates on how the relocations and cleanup and relief distribution are taking place. Churches, schools, banks and even the local fire station may be down, but how the people from Nebraska reacted on this just shows there’s no reason to feel sorry but rather, feel uplifted with all the support they’re getting from the government and from one another.