Miller, Sterling 1970-07-02

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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

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