PERRY, Kan. (AP) A northeastern Kansas woman says a tornado that struck a town 40 miles away hit home for her when some of the debris turned up by her house.
The small Wabaunsee County town of Harveyville was hit the night of Feb. 28 by an EF2 tornado packing winds of 120 to 130 mph. The twister led to one death and damaged or destroyed numerous buildings, including the United Methodist Church.
Georgie Stebbins lives in Perry, about 40 miles northeast of Harveyville. Stebbins tells KAKE-TV she was out checking her mail six days after the tornado when she spotted what looked like a piece of trash. But it wasn’t litter it was a program from the Harveyville church.
Stebbins says it’s a reminder how easily important papers can be lost.