- Associated Press - Monday, October 24, 2016

GREENSBURG, Kan. (AP) - The western Kansas town of Greensburg is preparing to mark the 10-year anniversary of a massive EF5 tornado wiping out much of the rural community.

The storm that hit Greensburg on May 4, 2007, killed at least a dozen people. The Wichita Eagle (https://bit.ly/2ezQAHR ) reports that the effort includes plans for a park and three stainless-steel sculptures.

Grants will help pay for the artwork, including a 15-foot-tall, 8-foot-wide kinetic sculpture with stained-glass stars.

Shortly after the tornado hit, a long-term recovery plan was developed with the help of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The rebuilding effort focused on making the city a model green community.

Mayor Bob Dixson says the anniversary will be a celebration of what has been accomplished and where the town is headed.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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