• More than 4,000 get help at Disaster Relief Center at OIA

    By: Janine Reyes

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - The Disaster Relief Center at Orlando International Airport has been open 10 days and in that time more than 4,000 people arriving from Puerto Rico have walked through the center.

     

    People arriving from the island said the services are priceless.

     

    It is in such high demand, they may be relocating to a larger space in Terminal B in the coming days.

     

    Read: Families from Puerto Rico reunite as center opens at OIA

     

    Families can get shot records transferred onto a Florida card, get their drivers licenses switched, get information to enroll children in school and find leads on jobs.

     

    Jobs have become one of the top priorities for evacuees.

     

    FEMA is also available at the center to help register people for funds and the Salvation Army is helping with affordable housing.

     

    The Department of Health helps those in need of prescriptions.

     

    Read: House passes $36.5 billion disaster aid bill

     

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    Lizbeth Pagen moved to Orlando from Puerto Rico nearly 10 years ago, but when her family and friends on the island were hit hard by Maria, she decided to travel home and bring them to Florida.

     

    Since then, she’s had more family and friends evacuate.

     

    Orlando’s Hispanic office for local assistance, or HOLA< said about half of Hurricane Maria’s evacuees plan to return.

     

    The facility is expected to remain open until Nov. 6, but it may be extended.

     

    WATCH: Families reunite with loved ones from Puerto Rico 

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