The tornado that demolished Udall in 1955 must have been one of the spookiest storms of all times. Completely unprepared, this very small Kansas town was practically wiped off the map in a nighttime tornado that came without warning. It still ranks as the worst natural disaster in Kansas history. For a complete description of the event, refer to Mike Smith's book Warnings which has a whole chapter devoted to it. Kansans still speak of this event in hushed tones, as if it were a gruesome midnight murder or something, which it practically was.