Sherrel, Wayne 1970-06-19

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Wayne Sherrel describes his recollection of and involvement with the Lubbock tornado of May 11, 1970.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Wayne Sherrel

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 19, 1970

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Stan Valcik

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Assigned function during emergency operations described, Discusses the threatening weather conditions and the time that events occurred, Recollection of sounding sirens, Recalls experience of earlier tornado in Arkansas, Immediate actions of emergency operation center and assisting groups, Description of field men and equipment, Mentions levels of command and organization of instructions, Activities and traffic conditions after storm discussed, Determines time of return to normalcy, Comments on helpfulness of government agencies and transportation services, Implementation of new traffic light system mentioned.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1970

Bulk Dates: 1970

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