Hurricane Maria Relief Centers Closing, Relocating

The Florida Division of Emergency Management is moving the Multi-Agency Resource Center that has served hurricane evacuees at the Orlando International Airport to a new location.

The new facility will open on January 2 at 6490 Hazeltine National Drive in Orlando.  It will be open from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

According to the state, many of the evacuees affected by the hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are traveling to Florida through MCO, leaving the airport upon arrival, only to return later to access the services offered at the center.

The hope is, the new location will provide easier access to the services available via state, federal and non-governmental organizations.  

The facility is on the Lynx Bus Route.  

A state spokesman says 34,000 evacuees have visited the center at the airport in the past three months.  

In Osceola County, Human Services director David Barnett said 2,500 families have sought similar services at their facility.

Osceola County is closing  it’s Hurricane Maria Reception Center on December 29th.  

Those needing continuing service can visit the Osceola County Human Services Department at 330 N. Beaumont in Kissimmee.