Baker, Jack E 1970

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Jack E. Baker, a Red Cross official, discusses the 1970 Lubbock, Texas tornado and the work of the Red Cross and all emergency operations.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jack E. Baker

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Date: 1970

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Stan Valcik

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Identification of position Actions and events prior to and immediately following the tornado recalled, Describes work going on in Emergency Operation Center (EOC), Red Cross aid from other cities requested, Reviews disaster plan of Red Cross, Communications problem related, Mentions provision of meals for homeless, Responsibilities and functions of Red Cross discussed, Determines length of emergency situation, Relates acquisitions of warehouse from private citizens for Red Cross use

Tape 1, Side 2: Discusses people taking advantage of emergency provisions, Work of administrative officials mentioned, Highlights strong points of emergency administrative actions, Commends lack of panic on the part of citizens and officials, Communication with people through KFYO radio station applauded, Discusses feedback from citizenry concerning emergency operations, Suggests improvements for future disasters, Communication efforts through ham radio operator mentioned, Commends rapid cooperation of all agencies

Range Dates: 1970

Bulk Dates: 1970

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