Greensburg Advises Tornado Victims On Rebuilding

GREENSBURG, Kan. (AP) _ Officials from the south-central Kansas town of Greensburg tell leaders from other tornado-ravaged towns to take their time with rebuilding.

Greensburg hosted a meeting Thursday with representatives from Tuscaloosa, Ala., and the eastern Kansas town of Reading. The visitors are spending two days in Greensburg to see how the town went about recovering after most of Greensburg was destroyed by a tornado in 2007.

The town showed off several rebuilding projects, including the hospital, county school and city hall.

An April tornado killed 43 people in Tuscaloosa. Last month a tornado hit Reading, killing one resident and destroying 200 homes.

The Hutchinson News reports that Greensburg officials say it's possible to be better than before the tornado, but it's important to ask for help and not to rush into rebuilding.

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