Rescue workers in Rapid City, South Dakota searched the rubble-strewn banks of Rapid Creek on Saturday (10 June), seeking more victims of Friday's flash flood that has claimed more than 175 lives.
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Background: Rescue workers in Rapid City, South Dakota searched the rubble-strewn banks of Rapid Creek on Saturday (10 June), seeking more victims of Friday's flash flood that has claimed more than 175 lives.
The floods were spawned by a cloud burst over the Black Hills. The beautiful resort town is now declared a disaster area by U.S. President Richard Nixon.
The damage was heaviest in Rapid City, to the south of the hills, which rise 2,000 feet (about 600 metres) above the town.
Officials say more than 1,000 persons are still unaccounted for and several thousand families have been made homeless.
The damage to the city and its surroundings is estimated at 100 million dollars (40 million pounds Sterling).
Senator George McGovern, the South Dakotan who is the front-runner for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, said he planned to make a first-hand inspection of the damage area.