Donald Barnett

Subject

Description

Mayor of Rapid City; Notification of possible high water; Preparation by police, public works employees; Observed situation at Canyon Lake Dam several times; Evacuation of Canyon Lake Park approximately 9:45 p.m.; Phone call from above Rapid City warning of flood waters; Issuance of evacuation order at 10:15 p.m.; Attempted rescue on Jackson Boulevard; Rescue mission by Sergeant Peterson, National Guard, vicinity of Deadwood Avenue and West Chicago; Observation of activities at Bennett-Clarkson Hospital, Civil Defense headquarters about 5:30 a.m.; Ordered emergency medical supplies; Praise of National Guard, Police and Fire departments, REACT; Response of private citizens; Response of state and federal governments; Clean-up operations; Rapid City Disaster Foundation.

Creator

SD Oral History Center

Date

July 17, 1972

Interviewer

Earl Hausle

Citation

SD Oral History Center, “Donald Barnett,” Flood of 1972, accessed December 19, 2018, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/289.