Blanchard, Senator and Mrs H J 1972-11-07

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State Senator H. J. "Doc" Blanchard and his wife discuss their experiences during the Lubbock tornado of May 11, 1970.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Senator and Mrs. H. J. "Doc" Blanchard

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Date: November 7, 1972

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 50 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: H. J. "Doc" Blanchard [speaker], Day of tornado (May 11, 1970), 15th floor of Pioneer/First National Bank Building, Mrs. Blanchard [speaker], Detection of tornado , Shelter, H. J. Blanchard [speaker], Description of weather conditions, Observation of clouds, Direction of movement, Wind, Explosion, west side of building, Glass debris, Shelter, Time elapsed, Building, Swaying movement, Thoughts during storm, Silence, Description of 15th floor, People on 15th floor, Description of storm, Damage, Incident, phone rang, Second tornado, Debris, Time elapsed, Strong winds, Building shook, Injured girl, Shelter during second tornado, Aftermath of tornado, Bar of Lubbock Club, Telephone rang, Asked caller to contact family, Description of damage to area, Building (again), Lights, City in blackout, Damage to car, Thoughts after the storm, Damage to Red Raider room, Mrs. Blanchard [speaker], Reaction to tornado's destruction, News concerning husband

Tape 1, Side 2: Mrs. Blanchard [speaker], Telephone H. J. Blanchard, West Lubbock, Little damage to area, Television reports concerning tornado, Hospitals overloaded with injured people, Concern for husband's safety, Destruction, Margaret's (store), H. J. Blanchard [speaker], Storm prior to tornado, Debris in area, Next morning (May 12, 1970), Helicopter survey of Lubbock, Texas, Description of damage, Path of tornadoes, Damage, Silence after tornado struck, Tornado destruction, Description of Ramada Inn

Range Dates: 1970

Bulk Dates: 1970


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