Hoel, Phil 1970-08-11

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Phil Hoel, vice-president of manufacturing at the Hancock Division of the Clark Equipment Company in Lubbock, describes the events that took place involving his factory during the Lubbock tornado of May 11, 1970.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Phil Hoel

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Date: August 11, 1970

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 28 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Vice-president of Manufacturing Clark Equipment Hancock Division, Activities prior to the storm, Weather, Clouds, Hail, Visiting businessmen, Driving home, Radio, Weather, Traffic, Damages, Clark Equipment (again), Driving, Clark Equipment (again), Damages, Shelter, Damages (again), People in shock, Reaction to damage, No injuries, Clark Equipment (again), Manufacturing stopped, Rebuilding, Laying off employees, Estimates of damage, Largest business loss in Lubbock, Production, In-Town Inn, Visitors, Safety standards, Effect of tornado on Lubbock residents, Strong people.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1970

Bulk Dates: 1970

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