The people of Rapid City remember the tragic events of the flood in 1972 during a ceremony Saturday evening.
It was 40 years ago that heavy rain created a flash flood that washed through the city, wiping out homes and businesses. The area along Rapid Creek was devastated in the flood and 238 people lost their lives.
Saturday evening, a Remembrance and Renewal Convocation will be held at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. It will feature speeches and shared memories from former Rapid City Mayor Don Barnett, first responders and others.