Oklahoman returns from assisting with hurricane relief in San Juan

By: Mallory Thomas

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OOLOGAH, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • Sophia Abdo, the acting team commander for the Oklahoma One Disaster Medical Assistance Team returned home after helping with hurricane relief.
  • She spent 30 days in San Juan assisting doctors and nurses with critical patients after Hurricane Maria.
  • Abdo and her team of 33 Oklahomans had intensive care tents set up outside hospitals.
  • She says the team will stay there as long as the hospital administrative staff asks them to be there.
  • To date, the U.S. Health and Human Services has provided care to more than 17,300 people in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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