F5 Tornado Devastates Small Kansas Town in April 1991
The last F5 tornado, using the old Fujita rating system, in KS touched down on April 26, 1991. The town of Andover, located near Wichita, was not prepared for a storm of this scale. The aftermath of the twister showed residents and emergency management officials within Tornado Alley why being prepared and having a plan is so important. Fortunately, the town was also able to show that recovery and rebuilding was possible.