These 8 Photos Show Just How Devastating The Nebraska Tornado Of 2004 Really Was

Tornados aren’t an uncommon occurrence here in the Cornhusker State. We tend to see several a year, most of which are mild and don’t cause much damage. In 2004, however, a record-breaking tornado hit south-central Nebraska and left a swath of damage like nothing we’d ever seen before.

Being hardy Nebraskans, Hallam residents began picking up the pieces and rebuilding almost immediately. Neighbors helped neighbors and people from surrounding communities pitched in to clear the debris and make the town whole again.

The Hallam tornado of 2004 was a historic and tragic storm – and it’s not the only one to cause widespread damage. Read about another unforgettable tornado here.