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Scott says Florida 'doing everything' to help Puerto Rico evacuees after Maria

Scott says Florida 'doing everything' to help Puerto Rico evacuees after Maria

Scott says Florida 'doing everything' to help Puerto Rico evacuees after Maria

FEMA says Puerto Rican families have sought refuge in more than 1,700 Florida hotel rooms since Hurricane Maria devastated the island territory in September.

He said other public utilities in the nation are also participating in the Puerto Rico power-restoration effort as requested by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority through APPA.

Scott said Florida has everything the evacuees need to call the state home.

"We're going to continue to work with FEMA as much as we can to help individuals that are coming here, do everything we can to help him get a job, get the kids to a good school, be safe, get to housing", Scott said.

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"In the meantime, any student choosing this option and transferring back to their school in Puerto Rico will not count in the denominator and/or adversely affect graduation rates." for Florida schools, Lyons told superintendents.

The two superintendents initially proposed that Stewart let these displaced students be allowed to earn diplomas with 18 credit hours, or to take assessments in Spanish, which is the practice used by the College Board when it comes to students from Puerto Rico.

"The disaster that hit Puerto Rico was devastating", the senator said. Puerto Rico's electrical utility says it is operating at 69% of normal capacity-but that figure doesn't indicate how numerous island's residents are actually receiving power. He and Sen. Murphy will meet with Puerto Rico's governor, survey the island and tour Johnson & Johnson local medical facilities. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló had promised in October to restore 95 percent of power by December 15, while the Army Corps of Engineers estimated power would be totally restored by May.

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