Michael Dennis

Subject

Description

Michael was 18 the evening of the Flood when the 1962 Chevy panel truck he had just refurbished stalled in the fast moving water on Omaha Street. He and a group of others eventually made it to a roof where Michael describes the fires, buildings and debris rushing by him as "a wild and terrible view." Michael wrote about his experiences seven years ago which helped him tremendously in understanding the emotion involved when one experiences a traumatic event. He came back for the 40th anniversary to connect with others.

Creator

Rapid City Public Library

Date

June 9, 2012

Interviewer

Janet Parr

Citation

Rapid City Public Library, “Michael Dennis,” Flood of 1972, accessed October 16, 2021, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/223.