Prothro, Mrs Lou 1970
Mrs. Prothro, Lubbock’s Supervisor of Communications, discusses communications at City Hall during and after the tornado of May 11, 1970.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Mrs. Lou Prothro
Additional Parties Recorded: None
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Interviewer: Stan Valcik
Length: 40 minutes
Tape 1, Side 1: Assigned function in emergency plan given,
Relates actions prior to tornado,
Identifies people called about severe weather conditions,
Chronological recollection of events,
Calls coming in on switchboard at Emergency Operations Center discussed,
Recalls actual time of tornado,
Relay communications system described,
Mentions lack of communication lines,
Comments on types of calls coming in,
Discusses lack of information given to switchboard operators at EOC,
Length of emergency situation estimated.
Tape 1, Side 2: Changes made since tornado discussed,
Suggestions for communication improvements,
Talks about calls made to Washington,
Work of city officials commended,
Mentions facilities available at City Hall for families of city officials.
Range Dates: 1970
Bulk Dates: 1970
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