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OfifocoaDs evaioate damage caused by
Agencies offer relief to families,
businesses devastated by storm
By SUSAN HOLDSCLAW
Cleanup from the tornadoes that
tore through the Raleigh area early
Monday morning continues with help
from state and volunteer agencies.
The latest damage reports say 1,234
homes were damaged, 520 homes
were destroyed and 41 businesses
were damaged or destroyed. Four
"people were killed, 157 injured and
?848 left homeless.
Gov. Jim Martin submitted a
"request to the federal government
Wednesday to have the state declared
a disaster area, said Tom Ditt, a
public information officer with the
N.C. Division of Emergency
' Damage estimates have topped
$100 million. Martin has requested
'$3.6 million for home loans, $1.7
million for business loans, $1.2
million for temporary housing, $1.16
million for individual and family
grants and $862,500 for disaster
unemployment assistance for the nine
counties with tornado damage.
About $7.2 million of the requested
federal assistance would go to Wake
Ditt said they hoped to receive an
answer from Washington "within 48
hours or so."
' Assistance continues to pour in
'from city, county, church and volun
teer agencies. "Any people you can
think of are out there working in some
'capacity," he said.
The Salvation Army is collecting
.'makes people uncomfortable and
challenges their set structures. But
that doesn't make it any less necessary
. Teaching should be an interaction
between students and the teacher in
order to stimulate thought, he said.
"IVe greatly enjoyed teaching here."
McKinley said he has very strong
opinions and has not hesitated to
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that subjects should be taught on a
totally objective basis makes teaching
: ineffective, he said.
-."Politics is inherently subjective,"
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ground makes critical thought non
existent." t,-.And his students seem to think
McKinley has been an effective
Bill Crabtree, a junior from Char
. lotte, has been in two of McKinley's
classes. "He definitely presents issues
from a certain viewpoint," Crabtree
. said. "But hell respect your viewpoint
as long as you back it up with facts."
. On occasions when McKinley is
., discussing an issue he feels especially
, strongly about, students get a hint of
Dale McKinley the protester, but this
. is rare, Crabtree said.
"You don't get the sense of him
going out there and ranting on the
time for. If I had a disappointment,
it was that we didn't talk longer."
' -' The Planning Board will meet with
at least 15 local organizations to
obtain feedback on the report,
culminating in a townwide forum
-scheduled for Jan. 10, 1989.
The report will be presented to the
town council next March, Rimer said.
If the council adopts the report as
it is, its recommendations will be
added to the work plans for each
department, he said.
; Rimer said UNC students were the
first to see the presentation.
"I think it's really interesting that
they showed it to us first," Martin
said. "It says a lot for the efforts to
improve communication, and the
respect the students have gained." .
"1 think it was good," Loughran
said. "The whole idea we're trying to
work on is bridging the gap between
students and the town. I think the
presentation gave the students who
were here a short but insightful look
at where the town is and where it's
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money for tornado relief and asking
for volunteers to help sort and
distribute clothes throughout the
week in a warehouse at 2536 Tim
berlake Drive in Raleigh.
Blankets, clothing and non
perishable food will be accepted at
the warehouse from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
and will be distributed on Saturday
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Checks marked
"Tornado Relief" should be sent to
P.O. Box 27452, Raleigh, N.C,
The Homebuilders Association of
Raleigh and Wake County has set up
a drop spot at Stonehenge Market
Shopping Center at the intersection
of Creedmoor Road and Bridgeport
Drive for tornado victims to obtain
food, clothing, blankets and toiletries.
The Red Cross is accepting money
to help tornado victims, and checks
marked with the code, DR No. 723,
should be mailed to the Wake County
chapter at P.O. Box 14405, Raleigh,
The United Way Voluntary Action
Center is matching victims with
volunteers who have offered to help
with chores ranging from storm
cleanup to cooking meals. Those
wishing to participate should call
There are two hotlines for ques
tions about tornado damage: a state
hotline at (919) 733-7210 or (919) 733
6769, and one established by the
young lawyers division of the N.C.
Bar Association to provide free legal
advice about tornado damage.
CIA," he said. "But you can feel that
he feels very strongly about
McKinley's classes have been
"incredibly interesting," Crabtree
said. "Unlike a lot of professors who
just sit there and lecture, he interacts."
But McKinley said he doesn't see
university teaching in his future.
"One of the worst things IVe seen
is for academics to detach themselves
from the reality of what they're
studying or writing about," he said.
"It's different in countries like Zim
babwe, where academics are often on
the leading edge of change."
McKinley said he would like to
become involved with education at
a grassroots activist level.
"IVe always had the desire to work
with an international organization in
the anti-apartheid movement or on
southern African issues," he said.
"This could be done either in southern
Africa or abroad."
Other options include teaching in
southern Africa, he said.
But McKinley said he doubts he
will ever come back to the United
States to live permanently. "I don't
think so," he said. "But never say
never. I may find circumstances
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going to go."
The students interviewed said they
had been impressed with the quality
of the presentation. Stuart Hatha
way, executive assistant for Students
for Educational Access, said: "It
defined what problems are facing this
town, which is the first step before
any. reform is taken. What we need
to do is take definitive and cooper
ative steps towards resolving these
"Moving briskly into the twelfth
century B.C., the Soviet Union
has agreed to allow the teaching
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he and others have done have helped
bring attention to issues and made
people think. ;
"Whether people agree with our
tactics or not, they are talking about
it, debating it," he said.
He has also seen more students get
involved in protesting actions over
the last few years, he said.
"There is a willingness of more and
more students to speak out against
our government or policies of the
University," he said. "You can look
around and see it's happened on a
lot of issues." .
The state of campus activism will
not deteriorate when he leaves,
"I have always seen myself as part
of a group and part of larger things
that have been going on," he said.
"There are a number of very capable
and very concerned activists on this
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Tornadoes escape detection
of radar systems at airport
By SUSAN HOLDSCLAW
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It took 30 minutes after a destruc
tive tornado hit Raleigh early Mon
day before the first tornado warning
was issued, because the radar equip-
ment at the Raleigh-Durham Inter
national Airport (RDU) failed to give
any indications of the storm, an
Rod Gonski was working at
RDU's weather station Sunday night
just before the tornado that killed
four people and cost millions in
damage swept along its 84-mile path
of destruction in nine counties.
"Meteorologists were well aware of
the dynamic system that came into
the area that evening," Gonski said,
but no one thought it was capable
of developing into a tornado because
the air was saturated. They thought
the storm could produce flooding but
not tornadoes, he said.
"With a conventional radar, the
beam becomes obliterated by rain,
and the thunderstorm becomes a big
blip," he said. Meterologists couldn't
see the tornado patterns because of
the rain in the storm.
"The pattern did not make itself
evident at all. There was no advance
indication," Gonski said.
Meterologists tracking the storm
found no history of unusually severe
weather associated with the weather
system until it reached Raleigh, he
said. Reports simply showed lots of
rain, little wind and some lightning.
"AH of a sudden, it went off like
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"It blew its top and helped to suck
the updraft of the thunderstorm out.
. .,. It's a very short-fused situation."
Weather station officials didnt
realize the storm had tornado poten-
tial until they received damage
reports at the station. The first caller
reported a roof blown off a house
and trees down. After a series of such
calls, weather station officials deters
mined a tornado had struck, Gonski
They issued the first warning at
1:45 a.m. Monday about 38
minutes after the first damage was
reported. Only the areas downwind
of the storm Franklin and Halifax
counties received notification of
the impending danger.
Indications of tornado activity
weren't evident on the airport's radar
system until one to one-and-a-half
hours after the tornado struck Wake,
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But Gonski said the lack of warn-:
ing time could not be blamed on the
airport's conventional radar equip-
ment. Even a state-of-the-art Doppler
radar system might not have been
able to predict the tornado because :
it formed almost directly over the I
weather station, he said.
"In this instance . . . judging where ;
the storm started, I don't think
Doppler or any other radar would
have detected it," Gonski said:
The RDU weather station is sche
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system in 1992.
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