PORTLAND A team from Oregon Health & Science University is back in Portland after helping victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Doctor Terri Schmidt and Doctor Jon Jui are part of Oregon s Disaster Medical Assistance Team that spent weeks in the communities hit hardest by the storm.

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The team worked in tents helping patients with respiratory problems. They also helped move patients from a shelter to their new homes. Schmidt has helped out in past disasters including Katrina and 9/11, but for her, the disaster left over from Superstorm Sandy had its own set of challenges.

I ve never been to a hurricane before where a week later there was a snowstorm, and so you have hurricane damage and then snow all over the ground. That s not something I m used to seeing. We saw people in their houses with kids and the whole family without food, water or heat, Schmidt said.

Photos: The aftermath of superstorm Sandy

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