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The National Weather Service said at least two twisters touched down within roughly a mile of each other Monday in northeast Nebraska. (AP Photo/Eric Anderson)

The town of Pilger, Neb. was devastated earlier this week when rare, powerful “twin tornadoes” touched down simultaneously, destroying more than half the town and killing two people. According to reports, approximately 75% of the structures in the town of 350 were leveled by the tornadoes. The storms were part of a wider outbreak in northeast Nebraska this week that spawned a total of four EF-4 tornado touchdowns, critically injuring 20.

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