Granberry, James 1970-05-11

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James Granberry, then Mayor of Lubbock, presents his recollections of the tornado of May 11, 1970.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: James Granberry

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Date: c. 1970

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Stan Valcik

Length: 20 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: First notification of severe weather remembered, Recalls actions prior to tornado and immediately following, Drive to City Hall described, Declares Lubbock in a state of emergency and establishes curfew, Remarks on emergency powers of mayor, Continuation of day-to-day functioning commended, Estimates length of emergency, Aid from outside sources mentioned, States need for better communication, Federal aid reviewed, Declaration of Lubbock as national disaster area, Again mentions day-to-day operations as functioning best.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1970

Bulk Dates: 1970


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