The state's GOP governor has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration to join a state assessment of Delmont tornado damage.
The Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessment is the first step in order to determine if relief money will be available for residents. If damages appear to be beyond the capability of local and state resources to handle, federal assistance could be available. [KELO teevee]As Region 8 Regional Administrator for the Small Business Administration Matt Varilek has done far more for South Dakota than Kristi Noem has.
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Democrat Varilek ran a strong but unsuccessful campaign against Republican Noem in 2012.
South Dakota's current governor turned to Varilek and the SBA before after the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied one in a barrage of disaster declaration requests from the red state.
The governor's political party passed a resolution at their convention to impeach President Obama who appointed Varilek.