PILGER, Neb. — A tornado has damaged a farmstead near a northeast Nebraska town that was ravaged nearly three years ago by a storm that killed two people.

Denis Oswald says he lives just a half mile from Pilger (PIHL-gur), which was struck in June 2014. He told the Norfolk Daily News (http://bit.ly/2qzVEmf ) that he spotted a funnel cloud above his farm around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday as he was fueling a truck. After his wife, Julie, joined him outside, hail began falling and lawn furniture started to fly.

He says they took refuge in a nearby tin building and escaped harm as a machine shed was destroyed and a barn, cattle feeder and some trees were damaged.

The National Weather Service is sending a survey team Thursday to check on the tornado’s intensity.

Information from: Norfolk Daily News, http://www.norfolkdailynews.com

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