Thursday, October 20, 2011

Greensburg, Kansas

On the night of May 4th, 2007, Greensburg Kansas (population 1600 at the time) was leveled by an EF5 tornado.  Ninety-five percent of the town was destroyed and 11 people lost their lives.  It was the first tornado to be given a classification of "5" on the Enhanced Fujita scale went into effect earlier that year.  The town has since been rebuilt into a "green town", running mostly on wind turbines.

August 2, 2006


May 6, 2007


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You can find it yourself on Google Earth using these coords:      37°36'10.07"N     99°17'33.41"W

Check back next week to see beach erosion.