Andover, Kansas. The death toll of 17 seemed high to some but the Centers for Disease Control did its first-ever comprehensive study on tornado morbidity and found the warnings likely saved 77 lives. I believe that was the first-ever study that proved warnings saved lives in a particular situation.
|Tornado damage in Andover. Courtesy: NWS.|
Other than in the evening, I do not know the details of the Andover commemoration as it is still being planned. I just wanted to give you this heads-up in case you are interested in attending.
If you are interested in learning more about this tornado, go here.