Sound Off: Fatal tornado
<b> When was the last fatal tornado in Lawrence? </b>
On June 19, 1981, a tornado appeared with hardly any warning and tore through the southwest side of Lawrence, causing an estimated $18 million in damage and injuring 33.
The one death occurred when Stan Pittman, a 30-year-old Kansas University computer assistant, was struck and killed by falling debris inside Kmart, then located at 3106 Iowa St.