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Winds & Floods: An Aerial Tour
(KTIV) Flying around 2,500 feet, the scope of Monday's powerful storms can been seen. The village of Pilger, Nebraska has been leveled. Splintered trees and concrete slabs are the only remnants of neighborhoods. The middle school is heavily damaged. Grain bins are mangled like a balled up piece of paper. Debris litters farm fields for miles.
Roughly 140 miles to the north in Rock Rapids, Iowa, nearly five inches of rain swelled the Rock River. The town of roughly 2,600 people, now looks more like an island, limiting access to homes and businesses. Cars and trucks try to navigate the flood covered roads, some make it through while others are forced back.