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1970 Tornado

Historic footage of 1970 tornado damage

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

May 11, 2018 marks 48 years since an F-5 tornado ripped through Lubbock. In 2015, Jane Ybañez provided footage of the aftermath.

Jane Ybañez shared the footage she captured the day after the tornado hit.

One of the hardest hit areas was the Guadalupe neighborhood north of the Marsha Sharp Freeway.

The video shows homes left in ruin.

Ybañez also recorded video of Saint Joseph's church which escaped major damage.

"It was in a rubber band titled tornado 1970," Ybañez says. "I would clean and see it and think to myself, I've got to get that developed to turn it into a DVD and show my family but I never did until I talked to Christy Martinez and she said 'you've got history, you've got to take that.'"

TIMELINE: Minute by minute chronology of Lubbock Tornado, May 11, 1970

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