(GREENSBURG, Kan.) — May 4 falls on a Friday this year. The last time it did was in 2007. That night, an EF-5 tornado leveled most of Greensburg.
The storm killed 11 people in the town. Two more died in Pratt County.
Five years later, Greensburg is remembering those killed. Friday afternoon, a headstone was dedicated to the victims outside the Big Well.
- Claude Hopkins, 79
- Larry Hoskins, 51
- Evelyn Kelly, 75
- David Lyon, 48
- Colleen Panzer, 77
- Ron Rediger, 57
- Harold Schmidt, 77
- Sarah Tackett, 72
- Beverly Volz, 52
- Richard Fry, 62
Max McColm died in September from tornado-related injuries. Macksville Police Officer Robert "Tim" Buckman, 46 and Alex Giles, 84, of Hopewell also died in the storm.
On Friday evening, at the exact moment the tornado struck, the town held a memorial service.Greensburg memorial service.