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Healing team arrives on heels of hurricane

As Hurricane Ivan took its deadly swipe at this Gulf Coast city last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency was mobilizing a team of 31 doctors, nurses and paramedics in Jacksonville, 350 miles away. Just hours after Ivan struck on Thursday, the medical team set out in a convoy across the Florida Panhandle, escorted by the state highway patrol. The team set up a fully equipped emergency room in tents in a hospital parking lot. By Sunday, the medical workers had treated nearly 300 people for emergencies from punctures wounds to kidney failure. Full Story

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