An inspection of the Fremont Clinic has found no major damage from Sunday’s tornado that hit north Minneapolis. Fremont was closed on Monday and Tuesday and Executive Director Steve Knutson says Fremont will be closed again Wednesday; but will re-open as soon as power and needed data services are restored and the streets are cleared.
In the meantime, patients are being routed to Neighborhood HealthSource’s sites in Northeast Minneapolis, Central Clinic and Sheridan Clinic. Staff has been shifted to those sites as well to help with the increase in patients.
Knutson and Medical Director Rahshana Price-Isuk have also met with members of the Emergency Response Team at the Northeast Armory to offer assistance to the more than 200 dislocated residents.
Fremont was miraculously spared by the deadly twister, with the house across the street sustaining major damage and a man losing his life just three blocks away when a tree landed on his vehicle.
Knutson says “the storm has impacted many of our patients and neighbors who already face financial and health hardships. Please join me in keeping our North Minneapolis neighbors in your thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks to come. They will need our support.”