Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Sociology and Anthropology
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.
Kara, Gail, "Adjustment to Disaster Impact" (1977). Student Work. 2108.
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