It’s hard to wrap our head around the destruction a tornado can cause.
There’s not much left of Pilger, Nebraska — “The Little Town Too Tough to Die” — where the twin tornadoes struck yesterday.
This picture, for example, depicts what’s left.
— Justin Pazera (@justinpazera) June 17, 2014
Thanks to Google’s street view, we can compare the spot to what it looked like before — apparently, a town that had seen its better days and was losing its fight with time.
Unfortunately, included in that block is the town’s volunteer fire department.
The town’s bank…
… became this:
We’ve seen this heartbreaking scene so many times before. An elderly woman, clutching what’s left — usually pictures. Based on other storms and scenes like this, it’s not out of the question that pictures and papers from Pilger ended up somewhere in Minnesota.