Stanton, Pilger Nebraska Tornado: Damage Reported in Town (Photos)

A tornado caused considerable damage in Stanton, Neb., on Monday evening, according to reports.

Photos uploaded to Twitter showed damaged houses, downed power lines, and downed trees.

It’s unclear if there was any injuries.

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AP UPDATE: Tornadoes cause damage in northeast Nebraska 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The National Weather Service says at least two tornadoes have touched down in northeast Nebraska, causing damage.

Meteorologist Barbara Mayes says the tornadoes that touched down Monday were about a mile apart, near the towns of Stanton and Pilger, 100 miles northwest of Omaha.

Mayes says the tornadoes do not appear to have hit Stanton, but have caused damage in Pilger and some rural areas around that town of about 350. At least one of the tornadoes lifted off the ground several times before touching down again.

The tornadoes also swept through a region of sparsely populated farmland.

AP:Wisconsin sees late start to tornado season 

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The National Weather Service says there’s a good chance Wisconsin will see at least onetornado this week.

The National Weather service says a tornado before 6 p.m. Tuesday would give Wisconsin its sixth latest start since record keeping began. After that, the state would move into one of the top five slots.

The latest start to a Wisconsin tornado season since the weather service began tracking such details in 1950 was in 1995. A tornado didn’t touch down until 6:15 p.m. on June 28, 1995.

The weather service says there is a risk of severe weather Monday night through Wednesday, and Wisconsin is likely to see a tornado during that time.

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