Sparks, J B 1970-07-15

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J. B. Sparks, construction superintendent of the Texas Highway Department, describes being in the Lubbock tornado of May 11, 1970, and its aftermath.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: J.B. Sparks

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 15, 1970

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Harry Krenck

Length: 1 hour


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Lubbock tornado, Weather before the storm, Checking highway and weather conditions during the storm, Car being blown off the road, Spotting the tornado, Description of car being blown about by the tornado, Physical injuries, First incident reported, Conditions after the storm, Rescue from the wreck, Damage in North Lubbock, Treatment in hospital, Highway Department cleanup operations, Relief operations, Various damages to highways and equipment, Lack of storm warnings, Tornado’s effect on Lubbock.

Tape 1, Side 2: Discussion of incident in car, Debris blowing in the car, Direction of the storm, Passerby, Sounds of the storm, Cleanup work, Reactions to the storm, Job responsibilities, Injuries.

Range Dates: 1970

Bulk Dates: 1970


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