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Local tribe sends mobile clinic to help those in midst of Nebraska flooding

March 20, 2019 06:10 PM

A local tribe is sending its mobile clinic to help those in Nebraska suffering from the effects of flooding.

On Wednesday, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) is sending its Mobile Medical Unit to help the Santee Sioux Nation of Nebraska.

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The Santee Sioux tribe's health care clinic flooded and the SMSC's mobile clinic will help provide basic health care while repairs are made to the Santee Sioux tribe's clinic.

The SMSC is also sending bottled water and freeze-dried food with its mobile clinic.

The mobile clinic was launched in 2007 to help provide free medical, vision and dental services to Native Americans without access to those services in rural areas of Minnesota.


More from KSTP.com:

Nebraska ag losses from flooding estimated close to $1B

Rescues, evacuations as floodwaters breach levees in Midwest


The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency says the current public impact of flooding in Nebraska is $205.5 million and the private impact is $59.7 million.

KSTP's spring flooding coverage

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