By Megan Strader (GREENSBURG, Kan.)
It was more than a mile and a half wide and packed wind speeds more than 200 miles per hour. The EF5 tornado that ripped through the Kiowa County town of Greensburg, three years ago Tuesday, destroyed nearly everything in its path.
But a lot has been done to rebuild the town since the tornado hit. In just the past year, the city dedicated its courthouse, hospital, city hall and opened Main Street businesses. The new Kiowa County School will also be finished in a just a few months.Reporter Video: Megan Strader at Greensburg High School
The school is symbolic for the town since students and staff have been working out of trailers since the tornado hit. Superintendent Darin Headrick tells Eyewitness News it's hard to draw people to a town without offering them a quality school.
"We feel like as we finish this year, the hospital just opened up, Main Street is really starting to get the businesses going and with the school finishing, this is our chance to bring people to town and we don't have to say what we're going to have anymore we can say what we do have."