Jody Severson arrived in Rapid City Wednesday after the Flood and stayed the summer as staff aide to then U.S. Congressman, Jim Abourezk. Jody was 23 at the time and instrumental in laying the groundwork for the Urban Renewal Project and put together the provisions that rebuilt the Rapid City Floodway. As part of the Urban Renewal Project, Jody assisted in providing relocation payments and small business loans to flood survivors.
Rapid City Public Library
June 9, 2012
Rapid City Public Library, “Severson, Jody,” Flood of 1972, accessed May 15, 2021, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/175.