The Marine One helicopter, carrying President Bush, flies over tornado damage in Greensburg, Kan., Wednesday, May 9, 2007. A 1.7-mile-wide Category F5 enhanced tornado, with winds estimated at 205 mph, destroyed about 95 percent of the farming town Friday, May 4, 2007. The supercell, part of an extended tornado outbreak, killed at least 13 people, including 11 in Greensburg and two in Pratt County by a separate tornado.
President Bush comforts residents, as he tours tornado damage in Greensburg, Kan., Wednesday, May 9, 2007. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is at left. At least 60 people were injured in Greensburg alone. It was the strongest tornado of an outbreak which included several other tornadoes reported across Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas and South Dakota on the same night. Twenty-five tornadoes were confirmed that night.
President Bush, center, views the destruction at a John Deere dealership in Greensburg, Kan., Wednesday, May 9, 2007, during his tour of tornado damage. Hours after the tornado hit, Greensburg was judged unsafe and was fully evacuated.
President Bush, right, starts up a chain saw as he stops to greet Army reservists clearing fallen trees during his tour of tornado damage in Greensburg, Kan., Wednesday, May 9, 2007.
The F5 tornado, the most powerful to hit the U.S. in 8 years, ripped through Greensburg, Kan., late Friday, May 4, 2007, and demolished every business on the town's main street. Churches lost their steeples, trees were stripped of their branches, and neighborhoods were left unrecognizable. Officials estimate as much as 95 percent of the town was destroyed. At least 13 people died in storms in the area.
Devastation is seen in Greensburg, Kan., Sunday, May 6, 2007. At least 13 people were known dead from weekend storms -- 11 in the Greensburg area and two others elsewhere in Kansas.
Brad Warren surveys the damage to his property in the Cabin Row area near Bennington Lake Sunday, May 6, 2007, near Bennington, Kan. A tornado moved through that area late Saturday night, a day after the devastating F5 twister hit Greensburg.
Steve Armendariz, right, a King County Sheriff's Chaplain out of Washington state, prays with Bernard Taylor and his fiancee, Rose Spain, while inside the Red Cross shelter in Haviland, Kan., Sunday, May 6, 2007. Taylor and Spain were forced to move to the shelter by the violent weekend storms.
Eleven-year-old Tyler McIntosh found a new friend while collecting things in his home, in Greensburg, Kan., Sunday, May 6, 2007. Rescue workers dug through piles of rubble searching for anyone who might have been trapped by the tornado that obliterated the south-central Kansas town, while officials began talking about rebuilding.
There were 300 kids who didn't have an elementary, a junior high or high school to go to on Monday in Greensburg, Kan. Most of the facilities were reduced to piles of rubble the height of a second grader.
The Greensburg twister late Friday, May 4, 2007, was part of a storm front that also spawned tornadoes in parts of Illinois, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Nebraska, though most damage elsewhere was minimal. This photo taken Monday, May 7, 2007, shows a building flattened by the storm in Greensburg, Kan.
Known as the "yellow brick road" to some, Main Street in Greensburg, Kan., was the commercial heart and soul of the tiny town.
A combine sits in a body of water and debris on Sunday, May 6, 2007, in Greensburg, Kan., after a F5 tornado struck on Friday May 4, 2007.
Goats lie in the ruins of a building in Greensburg, Kan., Sunday, May 6, 2007, after the tornado passed through the area late Friday.
A filling station lies in ruins in Greensburg, Kan., Sunday, May 6, 2007.
Debris is strewn in Greensburg, Kan., Saturday, May 5, 2007, after the tornado struck late Friday. The tornado damaged about 95 percent of the town about 110 miles west of Wichita and 50 miles north of the Oklahoma state line.
Widespread destruction is shown in Greensburg, Kan., Saturday, May 5, 2007. Most of the southwest Kansas town was destroyed by the tornado, part of a violent storm system blamed for at least 13 deaths.
Judy McIntosh looks for the rest of her jewelry in what is left of her and her husband's home in Greensburg, Kan., on Sunday, May 6, 2007. A tornado hit Greensburg on Friday, May 4, 2007, leaving hundreds of residents homeless.
Members of the Kansas Department of Transportation begin cleaning up debris on a part of U.S. Highway 54 in Greensburg, Kan., on Sunday, May 6, 2007. The clean-up effort began after a tornado struck on Friday, May 4, 2007, destroying homes and forcing hundreds to evacuate.
Debris is strewn in Greensburg, Kan., Saturday, May 5, 2007, after a tornado struck late Friday.