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DelRita Schouten had lost her home and everything inside it to the flood. She now lives on a hill.

Steve was 11 years old the evening of the Flood living on Sheridan Lake Road at the backside of Storybook Island. He and his father were stuck in their home by rising flood waters. His father saved his life after a car plowed through the floor of the…

Rita Rosales talks about her experiences in downtown Rapid City the evening of the flood.

Mrs. Quarnberg (105) and daughters Jane Nieland and Lynn Payne describe the night of the flood.

Jerl's girlfriend, now wife, lost many items in the flood. Having been in both the Deadwood fire and the Rapid City flood they have since decided they are fine living in town near a fire hydrant and away from water.

Marjorie was born and raised in the Mennonite community in Eastern South Dakota. She was living in the Black Hills the evening of the Flood. Her cousin was the South Dakota Mennonite Disaster Director. A disaster relief headquarters was set up by the…

Donna was the bookmobile librarian and working at the library the day of the Flood. She remembers walking outside with Helen Hoyt and them both commenting on the black sky to the West. Her son who had just returned from Vietnam helped with the…

Mr. Parker was owner/operator of Marv's Wrecker Service in Rapid City and was personally involved in several rescues.

Terry lived on St. Cloud Street with his wife the evening of the Flood. They did not know anything had happened until the next day upon driving to his best friend's wedding. He was to be his best man could not get to the wedding due to streets being…

David Moore returned to Rapid City after the flood to help his parents and was involved in post-flood rebuilding efforts.

Gary describes the Flood as being a spiritual event. The evening of the Flood he was in his VW car with the turn signal blinking left to go to Charlie Browns in Baken Park. For some reason he turned off the signal and decided to try to make it home…

Jim moved with his wife and two young children to Rapid City one week before the Flood. The family had always wanted to live by a creek and searched for three days but could not find anything for sale. They are not sure why they finally settled and…

The day after the Flood, Derald and a neighbor launched Derald's boat in Box Elder Creek and were able to rescue a 12-year-old boy that had been clinging to a tree the entire evening. They also found five people stranded on the roof of a house and…

Jack McBride volunteered manning the phones at the State Radio during the Flood.

An evening of entertainment by Canyon Lake became an evening of terror. Claire and Frankie helped with radio communications.

An evening of entertainment by Canyon Lake became an evening of terror. Claire and Frankie helped with radio communications.

Arlene spent the evening of the Flood hopping from floating roof to floating roof with her husband, sister and brother-in-law before finally spending the evening in an attic. She remembers calling out for help the entire night.

Their flood story is one of life-changing loss. They have traveled the world to help others cope with grief & loss.

Their flood story is one of life-changing loss. They have traveled the world to help others cope with grief & loss.

Dr. Lytle was president of the city council at the time of the Flood. He was alderman for Ward 3 which received major devastation and suffered many casualties. Mr. Lytle aided in setting up a reconnaissance center at the Meadowbrook School and…
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