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Chapman Kansas Tornado
Chapman, Kansas Tornado - June 11, 2008
On the night of June 11, 2008, a powerful tornado ripped through Chapman, Kansas. Much of the town was severely damaged, including all of the school buildings.
Nearly seven years have passed since that devastating night in June 2008. The schools have been rebuilt and the town has returned to a state of normalcy. Photos and videos of the Chapman, KS tornado damage can be seen below. You will also find information about Chapman, Kansas in general.
Photo by Paul Franciskato
The Spirit of the Fighting Irish
The strength of the community of Chapman, Kansas can be seen in the determination to rebuild and survive as a small rural town. While the tornado of June 11, 2008 left the town's schools, churches, and many homes in ruins, the spirit of the Fighting Irish remains strong!
The task of rebuilding Chapman, KS was not a single-handed process. Many businesses and neighboring Kansas communities played a significant part in restoring the livelihood of this small Kansas town. The town of Chapman, Kansas also received national recognition on the TV program, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, featuring the story of one Chapman family and the rebuilding of their home.
Photos of Chapman, KS Tornado Damage - Chapman, Kansas SchoolsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Be Prepared for Severe Weather with a Weather Radio!
It's a good idea to be prepared before severe weather arrives. You can be aware of approaching storms and severe weather alerts with your own weather radio!
Where is Chapman, Kansas? - Dickinson County Kansas
The town of Chapman, KS is located in Dickinson County and is roughly in the northcentral/northeastern part of the state. Visit the interactive Google Map below to find an address or to simply browse.
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