Residents living in 2 Kissimmee motels will get relief after living without power, water for more than 1 week

Residents living in 2 Kissimmee motels will get relief after living without power, water for more than 1 week
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. — UPDATE: The Star Motel has not had its water turned off, according to a spokesperson with Toho Water Authority, the motel’s water provider.

PREVIOUS: People living in two Kissimmee motels without power and water for more than a week are finally getting relief.

The county said it is stepping in to help fix the problem at the Star Motel in Kissimmee and the Lake Cecile Inn.

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Officials are trying to help people living at the hotel by giving them essential items and a form they can fill out to find a temporary living solution.

The Lake Cecile Inn became uninhabitable when bills weren’t paid. Water and electric were turned off, leaving families looking for a new place to go.

But the question is where? The county said it’s a much bigger problem than just two properties.

“Osceola County doesn’t have a shelter,” said Peggy Choudhry. “The fact is that Osceola County still struggles to help their homeless population and their families in need. Even with those obstacles, the county has been able to provide assistance and help too many of the families here. Some families have already found other locations to stay.”

The electric is back on at the Star Motel but it’s still not on at the Lake Cecile Inn.