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.

Creator

SD Oral History Center

Date

June 29, 1972

Interviewer

Earl Hausle

Citation

SD Oral History Center, “Illa Cannon,” Flood of 1972, accessed December 19, 2018, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/285.