Huge Tornadoes Tear Through Nebraska A Day After Storms Killed 2 People

A massive, slow-moving wedge tornado touched down near the village of Coleridge Tuesday evening, causing some damage.

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A massive tornado touched down in Nebraska just after 8 p.m. CT Tuesday. Local media reported that the storm damaged at least two farmsteads near the village of Coleridge.

Violent stovepipe tornado just north of Coleridge, NE earlier today. @TWCBreaking @JimCantore @SimonStormRider

Juston Drake@JustonStrmRider

Violent stovepipe tornado just north of Coleridge, NE earlier today. @TWCBreaking @JimCantore @SimonStormRider

8:49 PM - 17 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@JustonStrmRider & I got insane wedge N of Coleridge, NE today! @JimCantore @TWCBreaking @DrGregForbes

Simon Brewer@SimonStormRider

@JustonStrmRider & I got insane wedge N of Coleridge, NE today! @JimCantore @TWCBreaking @DrGregForbes

9:02 PM - 17 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The massive tornado formed from a storm cell that minutes earlier was seen with smaller, multiple vortices.

Storm chasers Sean Schofer and Reed Timmer were part of a group that drove directly at the storm with a Dominator 3 storm-chasing vehicle.

The group had a close encounter with the tornado but was able to escape safely. It was not immediately clear how extensive the damage was or if the storm produced any injuries.

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Other chasers captured the storm from a safer distance.

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A series of tornadoes remained on the ground in nearly the same area for more than two hours. The Omaha World-Herald said that several additional tornadoes were also spotted in the region Tuesday evening.

First tornado roping out near Coleridge, NE earlier! @stormpics @reedtimmerTVN @spann

Shalyn Phillips@ShayJo13

First tornado roping out near Coleridge, NE earlier! @stormpics @reedtimmerTVN @spann

7:59 PM - 17 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#Tornado 15min ago N of Laurel, NE. Brief but violent. There was another wedge too at the time. #newx

Jason Cooley@DrTornadoCooley

#Tornado 15min ago N of Laurel, NE. Brief but violent. There was another wedge too at the time. #newx

8:06 PM - 17 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#Tornado northeast of Belden, NE a short time ago. #newx @TWCBreaking

Chris McBee@RRstormchasers

#Tornado northeast of Belden, NE a short time ago. #newx @TWCBreaking

8:43 PM - 17 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The tornadoes touched down just an hour away from Pilger, where a pair of tornadoes killed two people and leveled the town Monday.

MAJOR damage here in Pilger, Nebraska need emergency personnel NOW!!

Reed Timmer@reedtimmerTVN

MAJOR damage here in Pilger, Nebraska need emergency personnel NOW!!

3:14 PM - 16 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Jim Dalrymple is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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