mustang84

Tornado wipes entire Kansas town off map

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Damn...I love tornadoes and spring storms but sometimes it's just too much. I can't imagine what the people of Greensburg, KS, must be going through right now....90% of the buildings in this town of 1500 people are gone. Historic Main Street is gone, the water tower is gone, the high school is gone...somehow the elevators and the courthouse pulled through. Watching a mile and a half wide tornado coming straight for your hometown...that must truly be terrifying. Eight confirmed dead so far.

http://www.kansas.com/static/slides/050507tornadoaerials/

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The tornado that hit it:

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Main Street, before and after

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*shudders*

I can't even begin to imagine what those folks are experiencing right now........

I saw some pictures online earlier today and again on the news tonight....aye.

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Makes me happy my girlfriend no longer lives in Kansas...the storms were fun to watch last summer but this is just insane.

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Is that a `Cuda?

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Uh, oh...I feel a debate about global warming coming on............. <_<

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Uh, oh...I feel a debate about global warming coming on............. <_<

This happens every year...it's not global warming.

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I'm guessing GTX...

Anyway hard to think of smashed up cars when 8

people are dead and hundreds of lives shattered.

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I'm guessing GTX...

Anyway hard to think of smashed up cars when 8

people are dead and hundreds of lives shattered.

And the government probably won't do &#036;h&#33; for them.

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The sheer strength of Mother Nature amazes me and cannot but respect it.

That said, what happened was terrible. But there was nothing they could have done. I just hope they get help fast and start building their lives back.

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I couldn't believe this when I saw it! It looks like a movie set. I feel for those people and hope they can get things back on track.

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Man, just awful. That's one reason I'll never live in the midwest.

My guess on the car is Roadrunner.

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Man, just awful. That's one reason I'll never live in the midwest.

My guess on the car is Roadrunner.

Tornadoes happen but not all that often that you live in fear. Heck in KY we never even paid much attention to them, usually us kids were outside trying to spot one.

As for the headline arieal photos != satalite photos.

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About the not living in fear comment, it's true...tornadoes such as this are so rare. Kansas and Oklahoma seem to bear the brunt of Tornado Alley, but elsewhere it's not too bad...we get a couple tornadoes a year but they are usually F1 or smaller and confine themselves to the extremely rural parts of the county. A tornado hit a small town nearby my hometown in 1940 and one hit 72nd Street in Omaha in 1975, but it's quite rare for a tornado to do as much damage as it did in these pictures.

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I think it was the worst in like 10-15 years. Tornadoes with that intensity are not that common in midwest.

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