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Puerto Rico

FEMA Facing Another Lawsuit Over Hurricane Maria


The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing a second federal lawsuit relating to its response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. 90.7’s Crystal Chavez reports this suit is calling for FEMA to release records relating to its actions before and after the disaster.
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Local News

Intersection: What’s Next For Puerto Rican Evacuees?


A FEMA program that’s been helping Puerto Rican families that have been living in hotels and motels has been extended for a few more weeks. Advocates have been going to court to seek more assistance. Denise Collazo, Chief of Staff of an advocacy group called Faith in Action, and Bob Cortes, Republican state representative, join us to talk about the outlook for these evacuees.
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

After surviving a hurricane, ‘Betzy’ Santiago Burgos strived to make it in Central Florida. Then she was murdered


In four days, Betzy Santiago Burgos and her two children would be homeless. That’s all the 43-year-old could think about after FEMA had given her the ultimatum that morning. In March, her case manager told her the federal agency was extending the hotel voucher program for Puerto Rican evacuees who fled the aftermath of Hurricane María until May 14. But now, on April 16, FEMA had reversed course. Santiago Burgos and about 40 other families staying at the Super 8 motel off Highway 192 in Kissimmee would be kicked out by April 20. In the parking lot of the Super 8 at a protest with other families, Santiago Burgos sobbed. She couldn’t find an apartment or cheap hotel she could …
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Local News

Legal Hotline For Hurricane Victims To Close


Floridians who were affected by Hurricane Irma and need legal advice have until the end of the week to call a free hotline. Attorneys can answer questions about things like landlord -tenant or foreclosure issues, home repair contracts and contractors, and filing life, medical and property insurance claims.
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