One might say Olen and Betty Robbins are cursed- another might say the retired couple are blessed.
The Robbins' survived two EF-5 tornadoes- the one on June 8 1966 that sliced through Topeka KS and the Joplin Tornado on May 22.
Their story is found in Wednesday morning's online edition of the TOPEKA (KS) CAPITAL-JOURNAL.
The couple had moved to Lakeland Florida in 2002 after retiring- Olen from the Santa Fe railroad and Betty as a registered nurse.
But the couple moved to Joplin to be near family after experiencing 3 hurricanes in 2004.
Today is the 45th anniversary of the Topeka Tornado that struck during the 7 p.m. hour- and sliced a diagonal path of destruction through the Capital city.
Sixteen people were killed- and the tornado was the first to cause at least $100-million in damage.
Prompt and dire warnings of the approaching tornado by electronic news media- particularily WIBW-TV 13's Bill Kurtis- was credited for saving many Topekan's lives.