EVACUEES

FEMA Offers to Airlift Puerto Rico Hurricane Victims to Mainland

FEMA is offering to airlift hurricane victims in Puerto Rico to temporary housing on the United States mainland, nearly two months after the island was pummeled by a monstrous storm. At least 3,000 people remain in shelters on the island. According to the Transitional Shelter Assistance program, FEMA will provide “short-term lodging assistance for evacuees who are not able to return home for an extended or indeterminate period of time following a disaster.” A FEMA spokesperson reportedly told ABC News that the host-state agreements will likely include Florida and New York.