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Kansas Town Tries to Recover After Tornado

The search continues for survivors of a tornado that nearly wiped out the town of Greensburg, Kan., with 205 mph winds and a 22-mile path of destruction Friday. The NewsHour reports on the aftermath and efforts to aid residents displaced from their homes.

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  • GWEN IFILL:

    Now, the disaster in Kansas and its aftermath. Ray Suarez has the story.

  • RAY SUAREZ:

    Three days after a tornado leveled Greensburg, Kansas, residents were allowed to return today to see the damage for themselves and recover what little belongings were left. The Stone family found that few, if any, of their family's possessions are intact.

  • JUSTIN STONE, Tornado Victim:

    And when we come up, we seen everything was gone. But it didn't all set in until — I mean, we seen it on the news, but when we pulled up it just looked so much worse.

  • THERESA STONE, Tornado Victim:

    It's unbelievable, scary. We've been in this house for 16 years. And I raised my kids in it, four kids. And I'm glad that they're all safe. I mean, I don't care about the house or any of the other stuff. I'm just glad my kids are safe.

  • RAY SUAREZ:

    As Kristy Clark picked through the remains of her house, she found a soggy envelope filled with cash.

  • KRISTY CLARK, Tornado Victim:

    Hey, money!

  • TORNADO VICTIM:

    You're buying drinks tonight!

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