Lyons, Mr and Mrs John 1970-08-10

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The Lyons describe the destruction of their home and business in the Lubbock tornado of May 11, 1970.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. John Lyons

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: August 10, 1970

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Approaching Lubbock during storm, Returned home, Lack of severe storm warning, Power failure, Shelter in basement, Destruction of home, Damage to neighborhood, Description of demolished home, Damage to business and property, Under-insured, Disaster relief, City utilities, Charities, National Guard, Varying radio damage reports, Scattered property.

Tape 1, Side 2: Interruption of business, Rebuilding home, Interim housing, Dislocation after losses, Disaster relief agencies, Impact on Lubbock.

Range Dates: 1970

Bulk Dates: 1970

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