Scars of the past remain in 'new' Greensburg

Published: May. 4, 2017 at 3:55 PM CDT
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Eighteen-year-old Jenner Little has few memories of the old Greensburg.

"I remember the houses, but I don't remember much of the houses," he says of the town prior to May 4, 2007.

Eyewitness News spent time with Little at Kiowa County High School, part of a construction project of new facilities completed in 2010 for students from Pre-K through high school.

Little was an eight-year-old second-grade student when an EF5 tornado destroyed 90-percent of his town.

On the night of May 4, 2007, Little remembers getting ready for bed when the storm hit.

"After it happened, my dad went upstairs and said it was completely gone. And my mom went up and told me and my brothers to stay downstairs. She started crying. That's the most vivid memory I have," he says.

Little says the town with "new" everywhere is normal for him, but the scars of what happened 10 years ago remain. There's not much he remembers of Greensburg before the tornado, but Little indicates that May nigh from his childhood will stay with him.

When asked if his experience has changed his view of severe weather or tornadoes, he says it has, a lot.

"...I still get nervous," Little says. "(When) they test the's still one of those things that this could happen again."