Book Tells Story of Harveyville Tornado

HARVEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) A Harveyville resident has compiled a book with the stories of people who survived the tornado that hit the small Kansas community in February.

The EF2 tornado cut a 150-yard swath through Harveyville on Feb. 28, injuring 14 people and killing one resident.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Debbie Roberts, whose home was destroyed, has put together a book called “Heart of Harveyville: Surviving the Tornado!” a 162-page collection of survivors’ stories. Harveyville is a town of about 235 people located southwest of Topeka.

Roberts, a retired teacher, says the book contains a map of the tornado’s route, and the stories are presented in the order of the tornado’s path.

Profits from book sales will go to the Harveyville Children’s Park and rebuilding of the United Methodist Church.