Miller, Sterling 1970-07-02
Sterling Miller, Director of Finance in 1970, discusses the Lubbock tornado of May 11 and its financial consequences.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Sterling Miller
Additional Parties Recorded: None
Date: July 02, 1970
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Interviewer: Stan Valcik
Length: 1 hour
Tape 1, Side 1: Assigned function in emergency plan explained,
Reports actions during and following the storm,
Financial responsibilities from disaster discussed,
Describes documentation of amount of destruction and cost of repairs,
Survey of damage by outside sources mentioned,
Comments on contingency funds held by Lubbock for disasters,
Determines financial losses of city,
Tax problems resulting from storm explained,
Discusses intangible revenue producing aspects of the losses of businesses,
Storm caused water and electrical power shortages.
Tape 1, Side 2: Complex problems of insurance coverage recounted,
Reconstruction of buildings and their costs reviewed,
Continues discussion of insurance coverage,
Talks about condemnation of foodstuffs by Health Department,
Projects begun after the storm,
Mentions ruined businesses rebuilding or not rebuilding.
Range Dates: 1970
Bulk Dates: 1970
Original Recording Format:
Recording Format Notes:
Thank you for your interest in this oral history interview. Our oral history collection is available to patrons in the Southwest Collection's Reading Room, located on the campus of Texas Tech University. For reading room hours, visit our website. Please contact Reference Staff at least one week prior to your visit to ensure the oral history you are interested in will be available. Due to copyright issues, duplications of our oral histories can only be made for family members. If an oral history transcript has been made available online, the link will be provided on this page. More information on accessing our oral histories is located here. Preferred citation style can be found here.