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Storms seize Akron — but no known damage

Posted June 20, 2014 at 10:27 pm

Between 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday emergency weather sirens went off in the town of Akron — not once but twice. Storm spotters reported rotation in clouds directly above Akron and then later over Riverside Cemetery. They also spotted a dropping cloud in South Dakota. The rotations never dropped into funnel clouds or tornadoes but did drop heavy rains. However, the line of storms which began out in Nebraska included two tornadoes which destroyed half of Pilger, Neb., a town with a population of 352, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Photo above shows the ominous dark clouds which were over Riverside Cemetery north of Akron causing the sirens to go off for the second time in town.

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