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And Hell Followed With It: Retracing the Path of the Topeka Tornado

Forty-five years after the Topeka tornado, Bonar Menninger, Steve Wilson, Phil Thompson and Phil's daughter, Olivia, retraced -- via video -- the path of the devastating EF-5.

Part One focuses on Burnett's Mound and the tornado's arrival in Topeka.




In Part Two, the boys talk with Tom Noack, a survivor of the 1966 tornado and a key character in the book.



In Part Three, revisit Countryside Methodist Church, where photographer Perry Riddle took his gripping series of photos of the Topeka tornado as it crested Burnett's Mound and tore into the city.



Part Four focuses on the tornado's rampage through Washburn University and the harrowing tales of survival that emerged after the twister passed.