- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

DELMONT, S.D. (AP) - State and federal officials on Tuesday were assessing tornado damage to homes and businesses in Charles Mix and Douglas counties, including the town of Delmont.

Officials say the preliminary assessment is the first step to determining whether aid will be made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration.

The May 10 tornado damaged or destroyed 84 structures in and around Delmont and also injured nine people.

State Public Safety officials say volunteers are still needed for the cleanup.

As far as donations, clothing is no longer needed. Items still needed are paper plates, plastic forks, Styrofoam cups, can openers, pots and pans, brooms, mops, coffee pots, food storage containers and food storage bags.

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