Twister Aftermath in 'Tornado Alley'

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An aerial shot of the devastation caused by a tornado in St. Peter, Minn.

In March 1998, a devastating tornado ripped through the town of St. Peter, Minn.

City of St. Peter

On Friday, a tornado nearly a mile wide demolished the town of Greensburg, Kan. The town sits on the western edge of "Tornado Alley," the flat region of the Midwest prone to devastating twisters. Guests discuss what small towns can hope for in the aftermath of disaster.

Mark Levine, author, F5: Devastation, Survival and the Most Violent Tornado Outbreak on the Twentieth Century

Todd Prafke, City Administrator, Saint Peter, Minn.

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