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Rebuilding After a Kansas Tornado

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Rebuilding After a Kansas Tornado

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Rebuilding After a Kansas Tornado

Rebuilding After a Kansas Tornado

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As the cleanup and rebuilding efforts get under way after Friday's Category 5 tornado devastated Greensburg, Kan., residents of a nearby town recall a similar trial they faced. Longtime residents of Udall, Kan., saw their town hit by a monster twister in 1955.

Half of the 610 residents of Udall, a small town south of Witchita, were injured or killed. It was the deadliest tornado to hit the state of Kansas.

As Jerrold Hoffman, 72, tells NPR's Michele Norris, he still has vivid memories of exactly what happened that night — and the years that followed.