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Archive for Thursday, March 29, 2018

Hurricane Maria Survivors Still Struggle in Central Florida

Desiree Torres knew exactly what she would do when things fell apart. She would fasten her baby in his stroller and grab her two other children by the hand. Together, theyd get on a bus for a 30-minute ride to Kissimmee City Hall. Inside, Torres and her kids would find a spot to sit and wait for the help that was promised. “Where is the help youre giving me if youre throwing me out onto the street with my kids? she asks in Spanish. In February, it had been five months since Torres and her children survived Hurricane Maria, took a plane to Orlando and ended up in this Super 8 motel room off Highway 192. She thought it would ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly