Irene's friend Anna lived by the packing company. Anna was rescued from the waters by firefighters only because they could see her white coat in the darkness of the night. She had just purchased the coat a few weeks before at Kmart. Irene searched and searched for Anna the next day and finally found her asleep in the corner of an auditorium only because she spotted her white coat.
Rapid City Public Library
June 8, 2012
Rapid City Public Library, “Sears, Irene,” Flood of 1972, accessed August 1, 2021, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/176.