Graham, Bert 1970-12-14

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Bert Graham discusses the Lubbock, Texas, Tornado that occurred May 11, 1970.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bert Graham

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Date: December 14, 1970

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Charles Adams

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Bert Graham, Location during the tornado, Masonic lodge meeting, Lack of warnings, Junior Blackwell, Graham (again), Museum employee, Weather conditions, Wind, Loss of power, Blackout, Streetlights, Other lights, Incident: Surprise passenger, Weather conditions (again), Rain, Gusty winds, Bounced the car around, Traffic conditions, Street blocked by debris, Lack of warning, Graham's residence, Damage, Broken windows, Roof blown off, Graham's wife, Power outage, Conditions at the Grahams' home, Conditions after the tornado, Neighbors, Losses, Provided temporary shelter by the Grahams, Storm, Distance from 4th Street, Width, Direction of movement, Neighbors (again), Injuries, Graham (again), Toured the damaged area, Searched for the Crump family, Encounter with roadblocks, Police, Cleanup efforts, Highway Department, Damage, Hotels, Graham (again), Emergency help, Locations, National guard, Police, Hospital visit, Graham (again), Residence, Covered the broken windows with plastic, Neighbors, Covered their windows with boards, Damage (again), Destruction of neighbors' homes, No major injuries, Travel during storm, Avenue Q, Acquired a Latin-American passenger, Frank Hill, Salvaging of possessions, Utilities, Water supply, Gas supply, Electricity, Lack of availability, Resumption of service, Phone service, Gas (again), Graham's effort to shut off leaking gas meters, Damage to the neighborhood, Damage to the museum.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1970

Bulk Dates: 1970

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