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Bob Wilson, Assistant City Manager, recalls his involvement, actions and thoughts during the Lubbock tornado of May 11, 1970.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bob Wilson

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 1970

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Stan Valcik

Length: 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Actions prior to tornado recalled, Mentions tape made of reports of tornado sightings reported to his office, Describes events during actual time of storm, Recounts debate about when to sound sirens, Reviews immediate actions and thoughts as city manager, Method of assessment of damage discussed, Outlines emergency plan of city and his role in it, Panic rumors, looting and their prevention mentioned, Discusses handling of water shortage problem, Contact with federal government reported, Pressing problems of the aftermath of the storm, Recalls examination of a collapsing tall building, Weak points of emergency operation noted, Mentions trip to storm site at Biloxi, Mississippi, Suggests changes for handling future disasters.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1970

Bulk Dates: 1970

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