Friday, May 04, 2007
Twenty-five separate tornadoes were reported but none were as severe as the EF5 that hit Greensburg. The tornado, with its 1.7-mile-wide vortex—wider than the town— traveled 22 miles, clear through Kiowa County. Only 64 minutes later, 95% of Greensburg was destroyed and 9 people were dead. If not for the siren warning, many more lives would have been lost.

State Information

Kansas Division of Emergency Management
2800 SW Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, KS 66611-1287
(785) 274-1596

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting www.citizencorps.gov.

Kansas Citizen Corps
2800 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 274-1413

Last Updated: 01/24/2020