Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Sociology and Anthropology

First Advisor

Dr. John Nye


On May 6, 1975 a tornado touched down in the southwest corner of the city of Omaha, Nebraska. This tornado traveled in a northeasterly direction through residential, commercial, and industrial areas of the city. It left a path of destruction nine miles long and 600 yards wide, covering 2,000 blocks of the city. Both the death and injury tolls from the disaster were amazingly low. Three persons were killed and one-hundred and fifty-seven people were treated for injuries in hospitals.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Sociology and the Faculty of the Graduate College In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Gail Kara July, 1977

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