Gov. Heineman tours Pilger on Tuesday

Governor Dave Heineman was in Pilger today touring the devastation left behind by Monday's tornado.

"This is a tough little town and they're not going to die. That doesn't happen in Nebraska. We're going to be here to help them."

The media was allowed to accompany the governor down Main Street and other damaged areas of Pilger. Very few businesses were left standing intact. As many as 80 percent of the houses suffered some kind of damage.


According to the West Point Chamber of Commerce, West Point Dairy and West Point Implement will have a box truck parked at the Nielsen Center until 4 this afternoon (Tuesday) for you to drop off things like disposable coolers, hand wipes/sanitizer, totes, laundry baskets, 5 gallon buckets and work gloves.

Midwest Bank in Norfolk has set up an emergency fund for the victims of the tornadoes.

Wednesday morning volunteers must report to Wisner-Pilger High School starting at 7am. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and show ID. They should bring gloves, boots and work clothes. Heavy equipment operators and equipment can go straight to Pilger. They are in need of dump trucks.

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