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Sound Off: Fatal tornado

When was the last fatal tornado in Lawrence?

On June 19, 1981, a tornado appeared with hardly any warning and tore through the southwest side of Lawrence, causing an estimated $18 million in damage and injuring 33. The one death occurred when Stan Pittman, a 30-year-old Kansas University computer assistant, was struck and killed by falling debris inside Kmart, then located at 3106 Iowa St.


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