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Dub Rogers - KLBK Archival Footage, no. 30 - Lubbock Tornado, 1970

Jeff Pitner

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  •  This makeshift "morgue" was the boys gym at Smylie Wilson Jr. High 
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On May 11, 1970 an F5 scale tornado struck Lubbock, Texas, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. This footage, possibly part of a news report, captures the havoc wrought by the storm including demolished houses, downed lights at the TX Tech stadium, and bodies covered in sheets, as well as some footage of the twister itself.