Fatality Confirmed in Pilger Tornado

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Fatality Confirmed in Pilger Tornado

By Ashlee Pitzl. CREATED Jun 16, 2014

 Pilger, Neb. (KMTV) - Twin tornadoes hit Stanton County Monday afternoon, killing at least one person.

Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk confirms one fatality and 16 patients in critical condition. Other hospitals in the area have injuries but none critical.

Right now, the Nebraska State Patrol has closed off the town of Pilger. No one is being allowed in or out, including volunteers. Norfolk Police Captain Mike Bauer says damage is extensive, resources are in place to help, and they're asking people to stay away so first responders can do their jobs.

Governor Dave Heineman has declared an emergency, which means the National Guard can be deployed to the area. They are standing by.

KMTV Action 3 News has multiple crews on the scene. We will update you throughout the night.