F5 Tornado in Topeka, Kansas in June, 1966

On the Southwest side of Topeka, Kansas there is a small landmark known as Burnetts Mound which, according to local legend, is supposed to protect the town from tornadoes. Ironically, on June 8, 1966, an F5 tornado passed directly over this mound and headed straight for Topeka.
After the monster had passed over the cities last chance of survival, it proceeded to rip through the downtown area, including Washburn University. This trip through town caused approximately 100 million dollars and was at that time the most costliest tornado to have hit any city in the United States.

Kansas 1966 Tornado


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