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Storm tears off roof, floods dialysis center on Pine Ridge Reservation


A storm ripped off half the roof from the dialysis center in Sharps Corner on the Pine Ridge Reservation last Friday. The roof collapse then broke the sprinkler system, causing water to flood the building.

A storm flooded and ripped off half the roof of a dialysis center on the Pine Ridge Reservation last Friday, leaving the 2.1-million acre reservation with just one functioning dialysis location.

The collapsed roof broke the sprinkler system which "flooded the entire facility" and did "a lot of damage to medical equipment, laptops and computers," Steve Wilson, director of emergency management for the Oglala Sioux Tribe, said Tuesday.

A video shows water gushing from the ceiling into the Sharps Corner dialysis center, which is filled with medical chairs, dialysis equipment and technology. The floor is also flooded.


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