Hurricane Homeless

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A federal official says the number of Floridians left homeless by hurricanes is growing by as much as 100 people per day. It's been three months since the first of four storms hit the state.

A Federal Emergency Management Agency official says thousands of hurricane victims may be still living in damaged homes, with friends and family, in cars and even sheds.

Nearly 3,100 hurricane victims were on a FEMA waiting list for temporary housing assistance as of yesterday.

But officials say they've had to scramble to accommodate more people chased from their storm-damaged dwellings by mold and other previously undetected problems.

FEMA also reported that Palm Beach County households have received more than $105 million in disaster aid, more than in any other county in the state.


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