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Saturday, June 08, 2013

Topeka Tornado - June 8, 1966- 47th Anniversary

Forty-seven years ago at around 7 pm- a tornado touched down about 20 miles southwest of Topeka- KS..

Over the next 45 minutes- the funnel would grow to F-5 strength and slice a diagonal swath of destruction through Kansas' Capitol city.

Sixteen people died with more than 500 injured during those Wednesday evening winds of terror.

The TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL has an excellent slideshow of photographs of the during and after of what was then- the most destructive tornado in world history- doing around $100-million (1966 dollars) worth of damage. 

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