Governor of Florida will travel to Puerto Rico to coordinate aid after hurricane María

The governor of Florida, Rick Scott, will travel tomorrow to Puerto Rico to supervise the tasks of aid that officials of that state of the USA. offer on the island and continue with the advice in the reconstruction after Hurricane Maria.

According to a statement from the governor’s office, Scott will meet with officials from the emergency management office and with officials from Florida who have moved to the island, a Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, to whom he will thank them for their efforts. continuous

The statement does not report an eventual meeting between Scott and the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello, something that is expected to be completed, as well as other senior officials of the island.

Florida has maintained a permanent support to Puerto Rico, both on the island, and in favor of the thousands of displaced people in this southern state. continental due to the passage of Hurricane Maria, which touched land on September 20 with category 4.

According to data from the Government of Florida, since October 3, 2017 more than 367,000 people have arrived in Florida from Puerto Rico through the international airports of Miami and Orlando and the Everglades cruise port in Fort Lauderdale.

Also, more than 37,000 people have come to the assistance centers arranged by state authorities in Orlando, in the center of the state, as well as at the Miami International Airport.

Last month, Scott announced a $ 1 million investment to help Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricane Maria find employment in that state.

In turn, the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO, in English) of Florida has received from the Federal Department of Labor a fund of $ 13 million for training and job counseling in favor of people affected by the hurricane. efe


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