US Senator Mike Johanns toured the city of Pilger, Nebraska last week.
Johanns was surveying the damage and meeting with individuals who were working to pick up after last Monday’s twin tornadoes devastated most of the community.
The storms wiped out several houses and damaged many farmsteads in the area.
Johanns says he was blown away and very moved by what he saw.
"I said to somebody earlier, ‘You could’ve dropped a bomb in the middle of that community and it could not have been any worse.’ Let me just say my heart goes out to those who lost loved ones in the storm and there are a number of folks who are injured and I continue to pray for their speedy recovery.”
Johanns says while he was in Pilger, he visited the emergency operations center and met with the people coordinating the recovery effort throughout the region.
He says first responders deserve pat on the back for bringing organization to chaos.
Johanns comments came during his weekly conference call with Nebraska media.