Stevenson, Bill 1970

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Bill Stevenson, involved in electrical promotion, discusses the Lubbock tornado of May 11, 1970, and the resulting work necessary for the electrical department.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bill Stevenson

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: 1970

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Stan Valcik

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Actions and events prior to the tornado described, Names people involved in electric department and capacity they filled, Power distribution system of Lubbock explained, Description of electrical mobile units, Relates procedure followed for any thunderstorm, Discusses actions during the tornado and immediately following, Responsibilities of electric department enumerated, Describes evaluation of power damage from the storm, Rapidity of restoration of power lines mentioned, Commends electric department for its efficiency.

Tape 1, Side 2: Mentions lack of water power to generate steam to provide power at Holly Station, Study and improvement of communications recommended for future disasters, Comments on working conditions and equipment shortages and malfunctions, Work carried on the day following the storm described, Talks about power sources and their restoration.

Range Dates: 1970

Bulk Dates: 1970

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