Coffee, Marvin and Leroy Hanes 1970

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Marvin Coffee, Lubbock director of Aviation, and Leroy Hanes present their recollections of the 1970 Lubbock tornado and its destruction to the airport.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Marvin Coffee and Leroy Hanes

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Date: 1970

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Stan Valcik

Length: 30 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Assigned function in emergency plan given, Actions at time of tornado, Describes conditions at airport and degree of damage, Assessment of damage discussed, Gives number of employees at airport, Speculates on possibility of two tornadoes, Work of all departments commended, Reviews loss of power and consequent actions, Possible improvements suggested for future disasters, Comments on loss of power, Sheltering of homeless people at airport related, Security problems mentioned

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1970

Bulk Dates: 1970


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