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Disaster Medical Assistance Team, with help from US Army Blackhawk crew, unloads patient at medical special needs shelter in Louisiana

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Traumatic events affect survivors, rescue workers, and the friends and relatives of victims who have been involved.

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HHS Participates in the Pinnacle Exercise to test continuity of operations plans.

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