The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Agency is giving the Kiowa County Detention Center a nearly $2 million grant and a $300,000 loan. The money will be used for repairs and renovations needed after the jail was struck by an EF-5 tornado on May 4, 2007.
The total cost for the renovation is estimated at just over $3 million.
The twister killed 11 people and destroyed or damaged 95 percent of the structures in the south-central Kansas town about 110 miles west of Wichita.
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