On May 4, 2007, most of Greensburg, Kan., was blown off the face of the Earth. Eleven people died, and hundreds of survivors fled, never to return. Host Scott Simon speaks with John Janssen, the former mayor of Greensburg, about what newly-devastated communities can expect as they try to rebuild.
Tornado-Struck Town Has Been There Before
By NPR Staff • May 28, 2011