Recovery efforts continue in the Oaklawn area Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012, as volunteers and residents clean up debris while utility workers restore power to the neighborhood and sightseers check out the damage following the tornado that hit the area Saturday night.
Recovery efforts continue in the Oaklawn area Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012, as volunteers and residents clean up debris while utility workers restore power to the neighborhood and sightseers check out the damage following the tornado that hit the area Saturday night. The Wichita Eagle
Recovery efforts continue in the Oaklawn area Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012, as volunteers and residents clean up debris while utility workers restore power to the neighborhood and sightseers check out the damage following the tornado that hit the area Saturday night. The Wichita Eagle

Volunteer turnout strong to help with tornado cleanup

April 17, 2012 5:00 AM

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