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5:05 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Front Range Flood Reminds Some Of 1972

The front range of Colorado is in recovery mode after flash floods ripped through several towns there last week. 

The flash flooding in the foothills of the Rockies has parallels to historic floods in the Black Hills, including the 1972 flood which remains among the most deadly disasters of its type in United States history.

On today’s Dakota Digest SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray speaks with Mark Anderson an expert with the United States Geological Survey Water Science Center in Rapid City.

Cars stacked on top of one another after the 1972 flood. Photo courtesy of the Rapid City Public Library.
Cars stacked on top of one another after the 1972 flood. Photo courtesy of the Rapid City Public Library.

Anderson witnessed the 1972 Black Hills flood as a young man.  He’s spent his career studying natural disasters like flash floods.

Pennington County Emergency Management in Rapid City is partnering with other groups to offer two workshops on disaster preparedness.  The free class is entitled "Introduction to Disaster Preparedness". The first training class starts on Tuesday the 17th.   

The public can sign up at www.rcpcem.com, under the “Prepare for a Disaster” link. Or call the office at 605-394-2185.

Classes are being held at Scheel’s of Rapid City in the training room,
1225 Eglin Street, Rapid City, from 7-8pm.
•    Tues, Sept 17
•    Tues, Oct 15
 

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