Pop-up medical facilities provide care for flood victims

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GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — Some people displaced by the flooding left in the wake of Hurricane Matthew have had to seek shelter at pop-up medical facilities.

One such facility in Goldsboro by Monday had been open for nearly two weeks. State officials mobilized to set up the space within 24 hours.

About 18 people are still there. They don’t necessarily need to be in a hospital, but need extra care that wouldn’t be available at an ordinary shelter.

“They would not have any other place to go if it would not be for us set up here,” said shelter manager Jerry Tysinger.

Officials are now working to get the residents of the pop-up facility into more stable and long-term situations. They hope to do that by the end of the week.

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