Rain, rain and more rain:
EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TO SPEAK ON PREPAREDNESS AS
FLOOD PREDICTIONS RISE WITH LOCAL CREEKS
RAPID CITY — Jim Bussell, Rapid City Fire Department and Dustin Willett, Pennington County
Emergency Management, will speak at Friends of Rapid City Parks’ annual Memory Walk at 10
a.m., Sunday, June 9, at the Memorial Park Bandshell. The event commemorates the city’s tragic
1972 flood and celebrates the park system that grew in its wake.
Snow melt, heavy rains and local flash
floods highlight the importance of
remembering the conditions that gave
rise to the disastrous flood nearly 50
years ago. Bussel and Willet will
discuss the historic role of emergency
responders in the 1972 flood, and how
preparedness has changed since then.
Following the talk, a loop through
Memorial Park will include a stop for
remembrance at the monument that
records the names of the 238 flood
The annual walk is made possible by Friends of Rapid City Parks members, and support from
the Remembrance & Renewal Flood Anniversary Committee. The mission of Friends is to
protect the legacy of the city park system preserving the greenway, and remembering those who
lost their lives in the 1972 Black Hills Flood.
The first 50 participants in the walk will receive a commemorative t-shirt. All are invited to join
Friends for a box lunch.