Saturday, May 05, 2007

Tornado tragedy in Kansas

Last night a killer tornado destroyed the 95 per cent of the town of Greensburg, Kansas. As of 4 p.m. CDT, the death count is up top 9 and sadly, it is likely to rise.

9 Die as Tornado Levels Kansas Town from Associated Press
Most of this southwest Kansas town was destroyed by a tornado, part of a violent storm system blamed for at least nine deaths, officials said Saturday amid warnings of more severe weather. It may take days for emergency crews to remove all the victims _ dead and alive _ from the rubble of homes and businesses, the city administrator said Saturday.

Tornado Destroys Much of Kansas Town by VOA News
An emergency official in the Midwestern U.S. state of Kansas says the tornado that devastated a small town Friday night is the most significant emergency the state has dealt with in a long time. At least seven people died and dozens were injured when a massive twister raked across the town of Greensburg, which has about 1,600 residents. Witnesses said that 75 percent to 90 percent of the town was destroyed.

2 comments:

Dewdrop said...

I just heard about this a few minutes ago... how tragic!

Mike said...

Oh, it was...so sad seeing that stuff on the news will bring a tear to your eyes...