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43 years since 1970 tornado devastated the Hub City

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

It's been 43 years since an F5 tornado devastated the Hub City. On May 11th, 1970 a tornado ripped through Lubbock and killed 26 people.

Two hundred and fifty-five people were seriously injured and more than one thousand homes were destroyed.

The storm caused over $140 million dollars in damage.

The 1970 tornado is still considered one of the worst in Texas history.

Here's a collection of stories that we've gathered over the years - first person accounts submitted by our viewers.

The City of Lubbock maintains a historical archive here.

The National Weather Service has a full analysis of the event here.

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