Gov. Rick Scott Declares State Of Emergency As 100,000s Of Puerto Ricans Flee To Florida

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As mayors of cities with large Puerto Rican populations continue to advocate for federal assistance to help with the resettlement of hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans who are expected to temporarily seek shelter with friends and families in the US, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in Florida, allowing state agencies to take extraordinary measures to assist families that will soon be arriving in droves to cities like Orlando and Miami, both of which feature large Puerto Rican populations.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Scott announced that disaster relief centers will be set up at Orlando International Airport and in Miami to help those seeking refuge in Florida.

“Puerto Rico is absolutely devastated and so many families have lost everything,” Scott said in a released statement. “Our goal is to make sure that while [Puerto Rican] Governor [Ricardo] Rosselló is working to rebuild Puerto Rico, any families displaced by Maria that come to Florida are welcomed and offered every available resource from the state.”

The relief center at OIA, and two others at Miami International Airport and the Port of Miami, open Tuesday, according to a release from Scott’s office, just days after Puerto Rican airports reopened following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

“These Disaster Relief Centers will help Puerto Ricans coming into Florida get matched with all the available state resources they may need and ensure that as families come into Florida, they are given the tools they need to work and provide their children with a great education,” Scott stated.

Scott’s emergency order will allow state agencies braod autonomy to waive regulations and do whatever is necessary to help Puerto Ricans. Importantly, it could also help bring more federal funding to help the state cope with aid efforts.

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 20 as a Category 4 storm, wreaking destruction across the island and knocking out power and water. Most of the island remains without electricity and potable water 12 days after the storm hit.

State lawmakers have said they expect at least 100,000 Puerto Ricans to flee to Florida because of Maria, forcing the state to step up its education, housing and job-placement offerings. It's expected that some of those displaced by the storm could resettle permanently, as the reconstruction effort in Puerto Rico is expected to take months, if not years.

State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando, said the Legislature should hold a special session, as he estimates hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans are coming to Florida. The 2018 regular session starts in January.

“FL needs 2 deal w/humanitarian crisis + over 100K Boricuas who'll seek refuge here right now, not in Jan.,” he tweeted.

We now wait to hear from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio. NYC officials have said more than 100,000 Puerto Ricans could arrive in NYC alone.

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Sh0t's picture

Sadly, they are all dudes.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

This turns Florida forever blue.

I Quit's picture


Chupacabra-322's picture

For Fucks Sake, I live in Miami.

Last thing we need are some low life, degenerate Boriquas. Traffic is atrocious enough.

Gusss I’m a self hating deplorable Hispanic.

peopledontwanttruth's picture

Something doesn't sound right. They're coming to areas with PR families but also he's seeking federal aid. If they're coming here to be with family until their Island is back up and running with America tax dollars. Why do they need federal aid.

MillionDollarButter's picture

Descendants of Cuban immigrants are hard working, socialism hating, nearly crime-free people.  This will redpill them more than anything.

DWD-MOVIE's picture

I'm making over $14k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

Save_America1st's picture
Gov. Rick Scott Declares State Of Emergency As 100,000s Of Puerto Ricans Flee To Florida


That's a more devastating emergency than the hurricanes

brokenspoke's picture

They shpuld be sent back to help clean up their home.

Bigly's picture

Do not confuse Cubans and PRs. Two different peoples

MillionDollarButter's picture

I stated that the influx of PR people would redpill descendents of Cuban immigrants.  You are confused.

peopledontwanttruth's picture

You can cook a frog in water if you slowly turn up the heat. Planned demolition.

FoggyWorld's picture

That island won't be back and running for years if not decades.   Most of the residences there have no insurance coverage.   Really going to be expenisve to return so imagine most people will stay on the mainland.

JRobby's picture

There are already millions of idiot level IQ "citizens" in FL. I do not see it becoming that much worse?

peopledontwanttruth's picture

I couldn't agree more. They'll be grabbing SS for tax credits and getting tens of thousands in federal tax returns every year.

I say this only bc there's a nice hard working family from PR in our neighborhood and they won't get married and admit to doing this every year.


nmewn's picture

lol...well, I got some extra room. Maybe we can help out a small family up here. 

Oh boy, here it comes  ;-)

Oxbo Rene's picture

Well, I got a little room for a set of 18 yr old twins, if they are models ....

Freddie's picture

You are a deplorable Chupacabra.   Puerto Rico gets looted and destroyed by the elites and politicians so it is totally broke.  And now the hurricane makes things even worse.  We destroyed an island that should be a paradise with lots of money - we move to Florida to destroy that.  Sick.

Make PR a tax shelter island that attracts rich people like the Caymans.  Make it a separate independent country.  The place would boom.  

JRobby's picture

Florida is destroyed. Serious pollution and fresh water issues.

The trash is piled into giant mounds and grass is grown on it.

Fertilizers and pesticides from Big Agri (which has a strong hold on Tallahassee) golf and "landscaping" wash into the canals, rivers and inland waterways.

Sewage goes into septic tanks and seeps into the canals, rivers and inland waterways. 

It is a major "recovery facility" center. They come from all over for "the cure" and never leave.

Save_America1st's picture

ah, a "Cure for Wellness" reference there...well played...

iamrefreshed's picture

Agreed. That's why I'm Tennessee bound. No state income tax and niggers are holed up where they belong.

CoolClo's picture

TN has income tax on interest and divides. Also a very high sales tax north of 9% on goods, sevices, and food (north of 7%). Do the math for your family before moving here...

Moe Hamhead's picture

No one is destroying Puerto Rico except their corrupt, inept, leftist politicians.

MK13's picture

'We destroyed?' I didn't participate. And it's not like US enslaved population of PR to socialism. PR is a socialist non state that get $10 billion dollars from Feds to keep acting like Venezuela and line pockets of corrupt politicians.

Set PR free and cut off the cancer of federal tit. PR residents will have to do wo Uncle Sam and his minions, pull up their dirty britches and get to work. Catastrophe is growth opportunity, treat it as such.

JRobby's picture

You might want to consider moving?

Just a suggestion.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ JR,

Duly noted.

However, Cubans in the 305 are heavily armed & understand exactly what Communism is.

Rather be around my own kind when TSHTF.

This Fascism is Global.

No where to run, no where to hide.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Where? Send me back home, where the people are smart, and the water is pure out the ground. (does not freeze for more than a few hours)

garcam123's picture

At least 20% of them are likely screamin hot Latinas, and there's no hotter women on the planet!  I think they've had like 5 miss Universe's.

I hope they ALL bail to Florida and New York, where I theink they all well born before they moved to PR, then I'll go and retire close to a place called Jobo's on the class surf!

Get hooked up with a Senorita and I'll be dialed in!

MK13's picture

Hogwash. Same diabetes, renal failure, strike and heart attack prone populace that you get in Central America. I don't want that as part of my health care bill.

Hot women in South America all have European roots, rest are mestizo descendants that reach to the level of the table - and know their place in social standing. Google Peru and Argentina to understand the difference.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Obviously you have not her brother Pedro.

Semi-employed White Guy's picture

I'm in Orlando and I can tell you nowhere near 20% are screaming hot!  You must have very low standards.

Yog Soggoth's picture

That's OK, I might be part Taino a thousand years ago or more. It is time to rid ourselves of the unpure Caribe blood through warfare anyways. At least they speak Spinglish. Just trying to be positive about it. Gov. Scott needs to be replaced by Jim Grant ASAP. It is not like they could just shut down part of the Ocala bombing range not in use and set up town with seabees, and still have communications with Orlando towers.

JimmyJones's picture

Ehh...let em come its not as if they weren't free to come to mainland US before this if they wanted to. 

BLOTTO's picture

Word on the street is supply and relief trucks are being blocked in Puerto Rico. Stopped.
Roads are clear. Whats going on?!?!
Oh, look over here! - Mass shooting in Vegas!

Paul Kersey's picture

Does anyone remember the first few years in Florida, after the Mariel boatlift (ending in 1980) resulted in 125,000 Cubans finding their way on the shores of Florida?

"About half of the Mariel immigrants decided to reside in Miami permanently, which resulted in a seven percent increase in workers in the Miami labor market and a 20 percent increase in the Cuban working population. Aside from the unemployment rate rising from 5.0% in April 1980 to 7.1% in July"

"The Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980 provided $100 million in cash, medical and social services (Senator Stone and Congressman Fascell) and authorized approximately $5 million per year to facilitate the Mariel refugees' transition to American life. The 1980 Census was also adjusted to include Mariel children to ensure that additional assistance would be available to them through the Miami-Dade County Public Schools via Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Assistance Act (ESEA)."

Surely the Puerto Ricans, who are U.S. citizens, will be granted much better assistance.

UselessEater's picture

According to this, aide is intentionally being blocked (distressing if it is true)

Puerto Rico's cop telling the truth about Hurricane Maria's aid

Handful of Dust's picture

soros funded alt left groups blocking delivery of the aid intentionally to force these victims to the Mainland where 80% will register to vote communist (aka, DNC).


Trump and others made a big mistake by not arresting soros and his son long ago, and freezing all their assets.

UselessEater's picture

The Kalergi Plan

Diversity is Code For White Genocide

Double whammy same (((predators)))

JimmyJones's picture

Soros, how that man hasn't had lead inserted to his body at high speed is a mystery to me.  

Akzed's picture

Jared Kushner owes Soros hundreds of millions of dollars.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Desperate acts by world criminals.

Semi-employed White Guy's picture

Arrest Soros under RICO and throw in a PITA prison.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ BLOTTO, is not word. It’s FACT.

Democrats and Puerto Rican teamsters have orchestrated a stand-down of essential supply distribution throughout Puerto Rico in an effort to make President Trump appear ineffective at responding to the humanitarian crisis.

The Puerto Rico teamsters Union called “Frente Amplio,” a group of private contractors working for the federal government, are refusing to distribute key supplies throughout Puerto Rico because they’re seeking revenge over policies they view as hurtful to their industry set by the Puerto Rican governor.

“It’s just not true,” said Col. Michael Valle, commander of the federal relief effort in Puerto Rico. “As a Puerto Rican, I can tell you that the problem has nothing to do with the U.S. military, FEMA, or the DoD.”

“The aid is getting to Puerto Rico. The problem is distribution. The federal government has sent us a lot of help; moving those supplies, in particular, fuel, is the issue right now.”

Valle says they have the water, food, generators, medicine, and fuel, but they’re not being moved across the country as quickly as needed, and there’s ships full of supplies that still need to unload at the ports which remain full.

“It’s the lack of drivers for the transport trucks, the 18 wheelers,” Valle said. “Supplies we have. Trucks we have.”

“However, only 20% of the drivers show up to work.”

VladLenin's picture

I'm going to Puerto Rico... it'll be a paradise once the leftist rats leave.

Omen IV's picture

Not really the entire Midwest and east is emptying out with baby boomers at 5,000 a day to florida -

Give the PR's zero and a bus ticket to Chicago or NYC