ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Today some residents who flew in from Puerto Rico, were relieved when they discovered a disaster recovery center was here to help them as they settle down in Florida.
"It’s hard," said Gilbert Rodriguez as he was reunited with his niece, after his home in Puerto Rico was destroyed. "It’s gonna take years before we restore."
"He needs a lot of help," said Gilbert’s niece Migdalia Borrero. She went to say that he lost everything, "He came without his medication, he couldn’t get to the bank, all the banks are closed."
We told her about the new Disaster Recover Center at Orlando International Airport and even walked her over there with another family.
It’s in Terminal A on the first floor. "I heard they were going to open places today."
The center will help assist people with several things, such as getting healthcare, jobs, and enrolling their kids into school.
We met other families who lost everything in the hurricane and need help. One mother told us, "I’m definitely moving here, I’m starting a new life because I don’t know when Puerto Rico’ going to be ready and I’m thinking about my four kids."
Many were glad to see resources so available, after dealing with the hurricane. "It’s great to see that and hear about it, they lacked communication down there." For hurricane victims like Gilbert, it means the world, "I need help."
And the center is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., even on weekends.