On the evening of June 3, 1980, Grand Island was hit by a storm unlike any seen before on the Great Plains of North America. The disaster wiped out whole sections of the city's southern business district and hundreds of homes.
Since then, the event has become a book and a television movie. It has been studied by weather scientists and a special research program came to Grand Island after the storm.
If you would like to read more about this devastating night in Grand Island's history, please visit our website at GITwisters.com where we have archived a large portion of the articles written for The Independent after the Independent and the years since.