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slide show of Kansas Damage
« on: May 09, 2007, 12:52:07 AM »

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Re: slide show of Kansas Damage
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2007, 08:05:21 AM »
The horror this town must have felt.The only good thing is that the death toll was not higher than it was.
But one is too many.

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Re: slide show of Kansas Damage
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2007, 05:58:07 AM »
That destruction reminds me of Cyclone Tracy that hit Darwin on Christmas day 1974, when 74 people were killed and 30,000 people evacuated to the southern cities. 90% of the city was destroyed.

The only good to come of it was that houses were rebuilt as "Cyclone proof" if there can be such a thing.

Of course, our mates from the US deployed in a little known and overlooked support role.

Back then, when I was a boy, there was no internet, limited satellite images for warning and live outside broadcasts were not common, It took a few days for images to filter through.

Many residents did not return and made a new life down south.

Darwin is now a thriving city and has the highest growth rate of any Australian city. Mainly due to relocation of military units to "The Top End".