A year ago today, Lancaster county and many small towns were devastated by an F4 tornado. The story is here at www.journalstar.com, my friends mom was in the path of the destruction when the tornado hit. She was in the basement bathroom, the only place in the house still left, when the tornado completely lifted her house off of the foundation and threw it into a house 2 blocks away. She now has a new house, but she still lost a lot of valuables that can't be replaced. The town went from 300 people to having 170 people currently. I was monitoring our local stormspotter frequencies when the tornado hit and was in Hallam helping almost the same time ambulances and police arrived. There was only one fatality, even though the entire town was destroyed.