Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
600 AM MDT SAT APR 12 2014

...ON THIS DATE IN WEATHER HISTORY...

IN 1941, WHAT MANY PEOPLE CONSIDER TO BE THE WORST NATURAL DISASTER
TO HIT SHARON SPRINGS, KANSAS, OCCURRED. A TORNADO STRUCK THE SOUTH
SIDE OF SHARON SPRINGS AROUND 9 PM IN THE EVENING. FIVE PEOPLE WERE
INJURED AND 12 HOUSES WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED. THE TORNADO
OVERTURNED 38 RAILROAD CARS. ONE AUTOMOBILE WAS FOUND ONE MILE FROM
ITS ORIGINAL LOCATION, A PILE OF JUNK. MANY TREES IN THE COMMUNITY
WERE UPROOTED.

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