Importance of having school up and running after a disaster

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Greensburg residents not only lost their homes after the EF-5 tornado struck May 4, 2007, but the schools were destroyed along with the businesses in the small Kansas community. FEMA provided immediate assistance and delivered temporary housing so that residents could remain in town to rebuild their homes and businesses and attend a temporary school facility established to keep the community together. FEMA temporary housing provided the flexibility necessary for the town's recovery so that the schools would have students, business would have employees and customers, and the whole community of Greensburg would have the opportunity to come back. - Location: Greensburg, KS
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