1972 Flash Flood Rapid City, S.D. - TMalmay

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1972 Flash Flood Rapid City, S.D. - TMalmay - Graveside Service for R.C. Victim The Black...
Graveside Service for R.C. Victim The Black Hills form background for a graveside service for one of the victims of the flood that claimed more * * * than 200 lives at Rapid City Friday. The list of missing has shrunk to 800 since sur- v i v o r s began calling authorities after hearing their names in a marathon broad cast. (UPI Telephoto) * * * to Bill H. "the Death Toll Now 204 All All Bodies Will Never Be Found -RC Mayor By F. RICHARD CICCONE Associated Pres? Writer RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -| "We're never going to find all the bodies," says the mayor of Rapid City, which is digging out of the killer flood that left more than 200 dead. Mayor Donald Barnett said Wednesday, "We'll probably find about 50 more bodies in the city limits and some bodies will be recovered hundreds of miles from here in the Che-, yenne and Missouri rivers." Civil Defense officials set the death toll at 204 Wednesday. Barnett said he estimates about $100,000 in contributions already has been sont to Rapid City. The money, plus $500,000 in the citv budget transferred from other projects which have| been set aside, will be used to help families find housing. ! "There are 2,400 unusable homes in Rapid City," Barnett, said. "In addition, 300 mobile homes were totally destroyed' and 300 others are temporarily 1 unusable." Preliminary estimates of the flood damage i.opped $100 million. million. Barnett said he investigated the possibility of obtaining! speedily constructed modular; housing. ! "Those things are just too ex-; pensive. Make no bones about it. One company wanted $20,000; a unit. That's no,, emergency, housing, that's plush housing," ; he said. Barnett said the city already Revised List of R.C. Flood Victims RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) This This is a list of the Rapid City flood victims compiled as of Wednesday noon: 1 The Rev. Father Francis Collins, Mother Butler Center Rapid City. 2. Myron H. Corbin, 47, Webster. 3. Maey Corner, 47, Rapid Canyon. 4 Opal Barber Conyin, 56. Braeburn Addition, Rapid City. 5. Aria Estaline Corwin, 19. Braeburn Addition, Rapid City. 6. Annette Costello, 84, 511 Brennan, Rapid City. 7. Danny Crpwder, 803 West Blvd., Rapid City. 8. Lance Cuminings, Martin, S.D. 9. Darwin J. Davidson, Box Elder. 10. Agnes Detwiler, Youngwood, Youngwood, Pa. 11. Erma Dick, Pierre, S.D. 12. Dr. Lowell Dieter, 39, 1220 Sheridan Lake Road, Rapid City. 13. Gwendolyn Rae Dietzel, 15 months, 1528 W. St. Louis St., Rapid City. 14. Thomas Doherty, Minneapolis. Minneapolis. 15 Harold P. Elliott, 62, 2008 Monte Place, Rapid City. 16. Ella Ellison, Clarkson, Mountain View Rest Home, Ranid City. 17. Lt. Gary Engestad, 26. (National Guard) Watertown. 18. Orville Erickspn, 714 Mia- nelusa St., Rapid City. 19. Robert V. Fairbank, Box Elder. 20. Sharon Ferber, 31, Rt. 4, Rapid City . 21. Leon Ferber, 6, Rt 4, Rapid Rapid City. 22. Noel Ferber, 3, Rt 4, Rapid Rapid City. 23. Raymond Fox, Rapid Canyon. Canyon. 24. Alice Gall, Braeburn Addition, Addition, Rapid City. 25. Cathy N. GaU, Braebura ad- Addition, Rapid City. 26. Theophil Gall, Braeburn Addition, Rapid City. 27. Martin C. Genzler, dress unknown. 28. Jason Girton, 8 months, Hot Springs. i 29. Maclelin H. Glover, Star- iner Tract, Rapid City. 30. Oliver Glover, Starner ,Tract, Rapid City. 31. Dale C. Goodroad, Nine ,Mile Ranch, Meeker, Colo. 32. Russell Gordon, 628 Hoi- comb St., Rapid City. 33. Delores Grass, Rapid City 34. Antonie Hajek, 78, 920 Dunbarton St., Rapid City. 35. Pearl Halff, 231 Chicago St., Rapid City. 36. Elaine Hall, address unknown. unknown. | 37. Roger C. Harris, 34, Rimrock Rimrock Highway, Rapid City. 38. Eddy B. Harry, Philip. 1 39. Donald F. Hausmann, 1611 W. St. Louis St., Rapid City. 40. Doris M. Hausmann, 1611 W. St. Louis, Rapid City. i 41. Henry Hausmann, 1611 W. St. Louis St., Rapid City. 42. Edward Everett Healey, S18, Chamberlain, S. D. (School of Mines). , 43. Sheila Maria Heaton, 23, 'Rapid City and Hancock, Mich. 44. Harry V. Henricksen, 120 New York St., Rapid City. 45. Beatrice Hogan, 3515 Jackson Blvd., Rapid City. 46. Chris Hogan, 3515 Jackson Blvd. Rapid City. 47. Wilfred Hopkins, 75, 115 West Blvd; Rapid City. 48. Hough infant, 2 days old, Custer. 49. Mary Hyde, Rapid City. 50. Lois Jackson, Rapid City. 51. Donald Fred Johnson, 45, 3939 Sunset Drive, Rapid City. 52. Jamie Johnson, Keystone (Continue ga Page 2) DEATHS "has leased trailer lots and the government will put up trailers for people to live in free for a year. We will charge about $25 or $30 a month rent for the space if people have the money." money." Several thousand of Rapid City's 43,000 residents were left homeless by the raging waters of Rapid Creek which flashed through this Black Hills resort city near midnight Friday. Hundreds remained on the missing list. Barnclt said the Office of Emergency Preparedness told him that federal governments \yill pay for rebuilding all public public areas such as parks and streets. More than 80 blocks of pavement were shredded by the violent wall of water. "We are past the emergency stage," Barnett said. "Now, it's simply a matter of cracking the federal nut and getting the money." City officials announced the city water restored to the mains late Tuesday is now safe for drinking. Another crisis passed Wednesday when the Army Corps of Engineers announced it succeeded in reducing the stress on a partially collapsed clam at Stur^is, a community of 4,500 located 25 miles north of Ranid City. The dam, holding back 22 million gallons of water, was pumped by the Corps to reduce the water level. Dozens of funerals were held Wednesf'av as survivors buried the dead in brief, simple graveside graveside ceremonies at three Rapid !City cemeteries and other bur- :ial grounds in the area. A mass ' memorial service is scheduled Sunday at a lonal hi"h school. I The 2.500 National duarrls- men continued the search for bodies in the Black Hills rnmp- jing grounds rimming Rapid Citv, the gateway to the Black Hills vacation areas. I All but 5 per cent of the I Black Hills tourist areas were ^p^n to visitors Wednesday. I The South Dakota Hifhwav .Department reported road and (highway damages from the flood totaled $20 million. that today ' be America ; road I U.S. • has Ohio 25 stops Ifoot sail(boat father his this dent Inc., day I $32,000 Given To Aid Victims Of Rapid City OMAHA, Neb. - More than $32,000 has been given or pledged to help the Rapid City, S.D. flood victims in campaigns being carried on by two Omaha- area organizations. The Red Cross here has been given donations and pledges totaling about $28,500 according to King Bogardus,. Omaha division manager. The Salvation Army had tallied $3,660.70 by mid-day Wednesday, said Capt. Leonard Caldwell, financial secretary for 24 market and

Clipped from The Daily Republic15 Jun 1972, ThuPage 1

The Daily Republic (Mitchell, South Dakota)15 Jun 1972, ThuPage 1
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