GRANDVIEW, Mo. — On this already stormy day in the Midwest, we look back at a storm that killed forty-four people 56 years ago Monday, the Ruskin Heights tornado.
“I can almost remember moment by moment everything that happened that day- that night, the next day, and so-on down the road,” said Beverly Michael.
Beverly Michael was just getting off the school bus when she noticed things looked strange outside.
“It was really windy, and very funny looking. The sky and everything,” she said.
Beverly didn’t think much of it, so she and her family went about their normal evening at their motel, the Circle H Ranch House Motel.
“After dinner on Monday nights we always watched ‘I Love Lucy,’ so we were watching that when they interrupted the program and told us about the storms,” Beverly explained.