Topeka Officials in the small Kansas town of Reading are moving out of the relief phase and into the recovery phase after a tornado struck May 21, killing one resident.
The city and Lyon County Emergency Management Agency issued a release Monday saying the quick move toward recovery was aided by the outpouring of support and volunteers.
During the transition to the recovery phase, the city anticipates needing only a few volunteers. Residents are waiting for insurance settlements and a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency regarding a disaster declaration.
Dozens of homes and businesses were destroyed by the tornado, estimated to have been an EF-3 when it hit the town of about 240.