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Hundreds Of Displaced Military Families Arriving In South Florida From Puerto Rico

Hundreds Of Displaced Military Families Arriving In South Florida From Puerto Rico


CARE ABOUT SOME CONSPIRACY THEORY ABOUT ATTACKS. DELEGATION TRAVELS TO CONTINUE BUT WILL CONTINUE TALKS IN WASHINGTON. THE CRISIS IN PUERTO NINE DAYS AFTER THE HURRICANE SLAMMED THE ISLAND,ING AID IS BEING DISTRIBUTED TO THOSE IN NEED BUT IT’S SLOWER GOING IN MORE RURAL AREAS WHERE PEOPLE ARE GETTING DESPERATE. PEOPLE STOOD PATIENTLY AT THE FRESH WATER TRUCK. EVERYONE WAS GIVEN A BAG WITH FOUR BOTTLES OF WATER AND THREE SNACKS BUT MANY RESIDENTS ARE STILL CUT OFF FROM THE BASIC NECESSITIES AND DESPERATE FOR COMMUNICATION. TRUMP PRAISED THE RESPONSE IN PUERTO RICO AND VOWED ONGOING SUPPORT IN RELIEF EFFORTS THERE. HUNDREDS OF RELATIVES OF U. S. MILITARY MEMBERS ARE ARRIVING IN SOUTH FLORIDA FROM PUERTO RICO AS THEIR LOVED ONES STAY BEHIND TO HELP THE ISLAND RECOVER. CBS4’S KERRY C.O.D. IS LIVE WITH THAT PART OF THE STORY. Reporter: ONE OF THE MILITARY LEADERS WHO ORGANIZED THE WESTIN YMCS SAID IT BEST. HE TOLD THE DISPLAYED MILL TAUR FAMILY MEMBERS THAT THE W IN WESTIN STANDS FOR WELCOME. IN THIS CROWDED ROOM, THIS WOMAN IS EXHAUSTED. THEY ARRIVED AT 3 A.M. FRIDAY AFTER EVACUATING PUERTO RICO. IT’S LIKE SCARY OUT THERE. HER HUSBAND WHO SERVES IN THE MILITARY IS WORKING TO HELP THE ISLAND AND THE PEOPLE RECOVER FROM HURRICANE MARIA. SHE WANTED TO STAY AND HELP BUT IT BECAME CHALLENGING FOR HER CHILDREN. NO WATER, NO POWER. SHE AND HUNDREDS OF OTHERS LEFT THE DAMAGED ISLAND FOR THE UNITED STATES AS THEIR LOVED ONES STAY BEHIND. MANY ENDED UP IN WESTIN. THAT’S WHERE THE YMCS STEPPED INTO HELP. CAPTAIN TODD LUKE DESCRIBED THE FRANTDIC RUSH FOR THESE FAMILIES TO LEAVE PUERTO RICO. WHEN THEY GOT ON THE PLANE, THEY WERE #5IB8 TO GRAB THEIR CHILDREN AND A BACK BACK AND THAT WAS ABOUT IT. Reporter: THE WESTIN COMMUNITY PULLED TO THE TO DONATE FOOD, TOYS, DIAPERS STROLLERS AND CAR SEATS AND LOTS OF OTHER THINGS THESE FAMILY MIGHT NEED. SHORT TERM IS WHAT DO WE DO OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS AND LONGER TERM, IS IN GOING TO BE FOUR MOSHGS SIX MONTHS BEFORE THEY’LL BE ABLE TO REUNITE WITH THE REST OF THEIR FAMILIES THAT ARE IN PUERTO RICO WORKING HARD. ON FRIDAY NIGHT THEY WERE TREATED TO A MEAL AND FELLOWSHIP AND SAID THAT THE Y WOULD WELCOME THEM WITH ANYTHING THEY NEEDED. THIS WOMAN IS TOUCHED BILLIONTHOUT POURS BY SUCH A DIFFICULT TIME. IT REMINDS ME THAT WE HAVE PEOPLE ALL OVER WILLING TO HELP US. AND SOMETIMES WE FORGET LIVING ON AN ISLAND THAT PEOPLE REMEMBER YOU, BUT SEEING THE HAS BEEN AMAZING. Reporter: ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING MADE FOR CHILDREN INTO SCHOOLS IN BROWARD OR ELSEWHERE IN THE STATE. THOSE ITEMS ARE STILL BEING COLLECTED FOR THE DISPLACED FAMILY MEMBERS. IF YOU WANT TO HELP, THE WESTIN YMCS IS COLLECTING THOSE


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