Illa Cannon

Subject

Description

Operations Officer, Pennington County Civil Defense; Went to office about 8 p.m., June 9 because of reports of flooding outside Rapid City; Monitored calls on Fire Department and Street Department radios to assess situation; Set up Emergency Operations; Activated emergency broadcast system; Took addresses of temporary housing, body locations; Problems in following Civil Defense plan; Distribution of sanitation kits; Coordination problems; Assessment of Civil Defense handling of disaster and suggested improvements; Security problems in Emergency Operations Center; Operated out of Emergency Operations center for about 3 hours during second flood, June 17.

Date

June 29, 1972

Interviewer

Earl Hausle

Files

Citation

SD Oral History Center, “Illa Cannon,” Flood of 1972, accessed September 28, 2022, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/285.