Thirty-nine years ago, one of the nation’s deadliest flash floods hit Rapid City and the Black Hills, killing 238 people and causing millions of dollars in damage. Read about the meteorological aspects of the flood that changed Rapid City. The National Weather Service also encourages people to be aware of the dangers of flash flooding and be prepared for flood hazards by following safety guidelines.
Meteorologists from the National Weather Service office will provide information about the flood at the Journey Museum at 7 p.m. on June 9. The Journey Museum is located at 222 New York Street in Rapid City.