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1966 Tornado Aftermath
Devastating Tornado Rips Through Topeka, Kansas: An F5 tornado that hit Topeka, Kansas, on June 8, 1966, cut a four-block-wide swath of destruction through the capital city, destroying businesses, homes and vehicles. It also injured some 500 people, and claimed the lives of 16.
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