In Lubbock, the devastating tornado of May 1970 has never been forgotten. Twenty-six people were killed, 500 were injured, and more than $530 million in property was damaged. In Tornado Alley, you'll see the commitment of higher-education researchers to improving building safety and saving lives before the next deadly twister hits our state. When you see a flying 2x4 smash into a normal - or reinforced - wall in their laboratories, you'll understand how dramatic the stakes are.
Texas Tech University
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