Osceola County leaders to discuss more options to help Puerto Ricans relocate

Osceola County is predicted to be home to hundreds of Puerto Ricans who are leaving the island after Hurricane Maria.
County leaders said they are not wasting any time helping out evacuees.
On Tuesday, leaders will hold an intergovernmental meeting to discuss which roles different agencies will take on.
Adelia Torres arrived in Kissimmee last week, and she’s one of hundreds expected to take refuge in Osceola County.
“It hurt to leave the island, but when I got here, it felt like I was living a dream,” she said in Spanish.
Leaders said the ultimate goal is to make the transition smooth for those who are ready to call Osceola County home.
Some evacuees, including Torres, have already received help at the Hurricane Maria Reception Center, which aims to help with things like food and shelter.
The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week.
The county is also opening an assistance line at 407-742-8598.