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MN-1 DMAT director discusses helping after Hurricane Sandy

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Many parts of the East Coast were hit hard by superstorm Sandy, but now crews are working to get people back on their feet -- and Minnesota's own Disaster Medical Assistance Team is among them.

There are about 110 Minnesotans on the team, and their work has already begun. Dallas Anderson, director of emergency management at Allina and member of the DMAT team, spoke with FOX 9 News about what they've been doing.

Watch the video for more information.

They are one of 52 teams in the country who do this kind of disaster medical work. They work under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security. Each team spends three months of the year on call.

Currently, there are about 43 Minnesota responders in the East Coast, and they are planning to spend about 14 days there.

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