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Strapped National Guard Hampers Tornado Cleanup

(Newser) - The National Guard was slow to respond to the Kansas tornado because much of its equipment is in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Times reports, and sniping between the state and federal governments echoes the Hurricane Katrina fallout. The Kansas Guard has only about half the vehicles and heavy machinery it... More »

Twister Levels Kansas Town, Leaving 9 Dead

Greensburg, farming community of 1,400, destroyed by worst tornado in years

(Newser) - A wedge tornado more than a mile wide carried off the city of Greensburg, Kansas, yesterday, destroying virtually the entire town and killing at least nine residents. Some Kansans are calling it one of the worst twisters in more than a decade. "I can't believe the destruction I'm seeing,... More »

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