Thursday, May 21, 2020

Kansas City Ruskin Heights Deadly Tornado Anniversary Remembered

Worthwhile report on this town's history and now the Southland survived one of many local disasters it has confronted over the years.

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From the KMBC Archives: Ruskin Heights tornado took 44 lives, injured 531 people 63 years ago

Since 1950, more than 300 tornadoes have been reported in the Kansas City metro area, but none of them compare to what happened on the evening of May 20, 1957.It's now known simply in Kansas City as the Ruskin Heights tornado.And 63 years later, it's still utterly astonishing to see the destruction the F5 tornado left on the south Kansas City neighborhood.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

A family members home in southern Johnson country was destroyed by this same tornado.

Grip Madlock said...

it could use another tornado

Anonymous said...

Fuck you, you POS.

Anonymous said...

No kidding. It could only improve the local Mogadishu.

Anonymous said...

The Rev's tornado picture on kmbc has tits