May 15, 2021

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Anniversary of the Greensburg Tornado

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Larry Schwarm

Today is the 14th anniversary of the Greensburg Tornado. The F-5 storm was 1.7 miles wide and, as it moved north, it was nearly perfectly aligned with the 1.7 mile wide town. Ninety-five percent of the buildings of the town — 961 businesses and homes — were damaged or destroyed. The total destruction of block after block was stunning.

The town has made a comeback as the “world’s greenest community.” You can see the history of the tornado along with the replacement to its quirky “world’s largest hand-dug well” if you visit the town.

Greensburg Tornado Museum – KSTravel

I highly recommend the museum and salute the residents of the town on their recovery.

Mike Smith

2021-05-04 16:24:00

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