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Rick Lord Twin tornadoes touch down in Nebraska, a river rescue in Maryland, and a flagpole standing proud in Wisconsin on this USA Update

June 16, 2014
Reporter: Rick Lord


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Nebraska... at least one person is dead and 16 critically injured after two tornadoes touched down in Stanton County this afternoon. Storm chasers in the area captured dramatic video of the twin tornadoes, which are rarely seen. There are initial reports of extensive damage to homes and businesses, but it will be awhile before an accurate assessment can be made of just how much devastation was left behind...

Maryland... several swimmers had to be rescued from the Potomac River at the Carderock recreation area this afternoon. Crews used a rescue raft, and guided everyone through the choppy waters. All the swimmers are accounted for, but o word yet on what happened that put them in distress...

Wisconsin... the tallest flagpole in the U.S. is in Sheboygan. Standing at 400 feet, it boasts an enormous American flag, and names of Sheboygan County veterans killed in the line of duty are displayed at the base, as part of a veteran's memorial. The pole is owned by an insurance company that erected it to pay tribute to America, and those who died for our freedom. And that's an honorable way to end this USA Update.


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