Gail was eight years old and living with her family on Thunderhead Falls Road the evening of the Flood. When the water came rushing in their basement the family was forced to take refuge on a hillside. They were able to return to their badly damaged home the next day, but remained on the missing list for two weeks as the National Guard could not reach them.
December 21, 2011
Rapid City Public Library, “Gail Dedic,” Flood of 1972, accessed May 24, 2022, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/224.