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Oklahoma tribe ready to make 13-hour drive to help South Dakota flood victims

Posted at 12:51 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 07:43:22-04

OKMULGEE, Okla. — The Muscogee Creek Nation Lighthorse Police is getting ready to make the 13-hour drive to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota to help flood victims.

A team of eight is set to leave before 9 a.m. from the police station with trucks and trailers ready with donations they've collected the past week. They're prepared to stay a few days and help families affected.

The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was hit with flooding two weeks ago and remains under a state of emergency.

The Lighthorse Police collected water, non-perishable food items, first aid kits, diapers and other basic necessities.

They called on volunteers and reached out to the community last week on the police department's Facebook page.

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