- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested a presidential disaster declaration to help South Dakotans whose homes and businesses were damaged by the severe storm and tornado May 10 in Douglas and Charles Mix counties.

The tornado damaged or destroyed 84 structures in and around Delmont and injured nine people. The National Weather Service rated it as an EF-2, with a peak wind speed of 130 mph.

If President Barack Obama approves Daugaard’s request, it will pave the way for federal assistance for people impacted by the storm.

South Dakota last received an individual assistance declaration in 2011 for widespread damage from Missouri River flooding.


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