- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: October 4, 2000
See extraordinary footage of the deadly storm that reduced much of this Midwestern city to rubble.
On June 8, 1966, a massive tornado touched down in Topeka Kansas. Within minutes, the storm had destroyed a university and hundreds of homes and damaged the state Capitol building. But incredibly, only 17 people were killed.
THE WRATH OF GOD documents the shock and horror that gripped Topeka residents when word came of the disaster. Eyewitnesses share their incredible accounts of the storm, recalling how the wind and flying debris tore through whole neighborhoods, reducing them to rubble. The former mayor, Chuck Wright, details the rescue and recovery efforts that helped keep the tragedy from being far worse, while radio reporter Rick Douglass reflects on the important role that the media played.
This is the authoritative account of the storm that shattered the myth that tornadoes don't strike urban areas.