Michael Dennis



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.


June 9, 2012


Janet Parr


Rapid City Public Library, “Michael Dennis,” Flood of 1972, accessed May 24, 2022, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/223.