MIAMI (AP) - Florida's governor says hundreds of people have
been flown from Haiti to Florida, even after the U.S. military
halted medical evacuation flights for critically injured patients.
Governor Charlie Crist told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Sunday
that 700 U.S. citizens, legal residents and foreign nationals have
arrived in Florida in the last day.
Military officials said they suspended medical evacuations
Wednesday, after some states refused to take patients. Civilian
flights and other military flights have continued.
Florida officials have said that no hospital in the state turned
away patients. They say no military medevacs have arrived in recent
Crist said federal officials have indicated his state would get
help covering patients' medical costs.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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