It's now the location of some amazing stories of survival and tragic tales of loss.
Matt Cobb, 17, and his family hid in a small space under a mattress as the powerful tornado ripped through.
"I thought I was gone," Cobb said. "I thought we were about to just fly away."
Their home was reduced to rubble, but Matt and his family somehow survived. A block over, Glen Michel, his family and 14 neighbors rode the tornado out in a storm cellar.
"Like 10 freight trains going by," Michel said of the sound of the tornado.
After the noise stopped, he peeked out to get a look.
"I shut the door back, turned around, looked at my wife, I said, 'Babe the house is gone,'" Michel recalls.
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