Dorothy Thompson of Towanda goes in search of her cat just minutes after her home was destroyed. Seventeen tornadoes with a Fujita Scale rating of 2 or higher touched down across Kansas on April 26, 1991, according to the National Weather Service.
Mennonite volunteers searched through the rubble of the Golden Spur mobile home park in order to help recover the valuables of victims of the April 26, 1991, tornado. This rocking horse sat at the edge of the road but was not salvaged.
Members of the Lawrence family wanted their friends to know that they had survived the April 26, 1991, tornado that struck Andover. During the tornado, family members hid in the basement while their house was swept away.
After sprinting to a waiting ambulance with the body of a victim of the April 26, 1991, tornado, a fatigued Wichita police officer David Gorges waits as another officer and volunteer make room inside the vehicle.
Bill Weston and Jim Fisher raise a U.S. flag that they found near where Weston's in-laws' mobile home was located in Andover's Golden Spur mobile home park, which was struck by a tornado on April 26, 1991.
National Guard troops move into the ruins of the Golden Spur mobile home park in Andover to search for victims of the April 26, 1991, tornado that killed 17 people and destroyed 240 homes in the park. All those originally listed as missing were later accounted for. Bulldozers eventually cleared the 40 acres of rubble.
Lisa Willis carries her senior portrait out of the wreckage of her parents' home near 55th South and Hydraulic. The Willis' mobile home was turned upside down when an April 26, 1991, tornado struck their mobile home park.
Beverly Smiley looks over the remnants of her mobile home located near 55th South and Hydraulic. The National Weather Service reported that 17 tornadoes with a Fujita Scale rating of 2 or higher touched down April 26, 1991, across Kansas.
Davy Holden uses a chain saw on the roof of a house near Pawnee and Greenwich. Marriott co-workers Ray Macheda and Lance Darling, who lived in the house, watched from work as the April 26, 1991, tornado went through their neighborhood.
Linda Chamberlain climbs through the shattered window of her mobile home. Hers was one of the few left intact after an April 26, 1991, tornado blew through her mobile home park near 55th South and Broadway.
A lone Golden Spur resident looks hopelessly at the massive pile of debris that used to be her home. About two days after the April 26, 1991 tornado, residents were allowed back into the park to claim any remaining valuables.
Seventeen tornadoes with a Fujita Scale rating of 2 or higher touched down April 26, 1991, across Kansas, according to the National Weather Service. Combined, they caused 19 deaths, 239 injuries and more than $534 million in damage.