Texas Tech University

World-Renowned Wind Institute Recognized at Tornado Memorial Dedication

Allison Hirth, Taylor Peters and Jeff Ramazani

May 11, 2021

(VIDEO) The newly unveiled memorial, located near Avenue Q and Glenna Goodacre Boulevard, was dedicated to the 26 people killed in the 1970 Lubbock tornado.

May 11, 2021 marked the 51st anniversary of the 1970 tornado. In the aftermath of the storm, Texas Tech University faculty members created the Institute for Disaster Research (IDR), which has since evolved into the National Wind Institute (NWI).