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Reading in transition

July 8th, 2011 at 7:17 am

Drove through Reading a few weeks back. Most of the tornado damage was cleaned up, houses bulldozed, trees trimmed, but there were still a few big things to go.

The Reading Methodist Church where many residents took refuge that night – May 21.

The Tightwad Bank building still stands. Currently it is operating out of a building in Osage City.

The park.


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  1. July 8th, 2011 at 13:31 | #1

    You wrote about people taking shelter in a church, has allways been wondering me, do you people have something like a safe room or shelter in or near your homes.

    Something else, is it possible to have your property insured against a storm like a tornado?

  2. July 8th, 2011 at 18:11 | #2

    Many, but not all, houses in Kansas have basements. And to survive EF-4/5 tornadoes, a person really needs to go underground.

    Yes, you can insure your homes. There’s no specific “tornado insurance,” but just regular insurance usually covers the house and contents.