Tornado anniversary a reminder of nature's wrath

Thirty-one years ago today, a tornado of unparalleled violence and fury moved into Lubbock at 9:47 p.m., killing 26 people, injuring about 500 and leaving nearly a quarter of the city in ruins. It was the most murderous and damaging twister to rip through the South Plains on record. The twister touched down near 15th Street and Avenue Q and danced north through the Guadalupe and Mesa neighborhoods, past Loop 289 and toward the airport. Lubbock was declared a disaster area by President Richard M. Nixon. Read more

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