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SD Air National Guard provides relief to Delmont after tornado

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  • By Staff Sgt. Luke Olson
  • 114th Fighter Wing/Public Affairs
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard activated about 25 members of the South Dakota National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron to assist with tornado recovery efforts in the community of Delmont, May 11.

Daugaard surveyed the damage and declared a state of emergency in Delmont after a F2 tornado impacted the town of about 230 people on Sunday. The Guard is focused on debris removal.

Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch, the adjutant general of the SDNG, also traveled to Delmont to survey the damage.

"Assisting communities in the aftermath of a natural disaster is a key role of the National Guard," said Reisch. "We are proud to assist the citizens of Delmont who were impacted by this tragedy."

The Guard is coordinating their efforts with officials on site from the S.D. Department of Public Safety.