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Pinellas to host bilingual panel to help Hurricane Maria evacuees

Patients, from left, Kofi Boateng, Francis Massicott and Joselle Connor await evacuation at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix on Tuesday (9/26/17) in the wake of two category 5 hurricanes back-to-back in just 12 days, with the most recent one, Hurricane Maria, making landfall in St. Croix last Tuesday at 2 a.m. Seven Aeromedical Evacuation members worked with 3 critical care air transport team members, 1 medical attendant and 5 flight crew members to complete the mission using a C-130 airplane out of MacDill Airforce Base in Tampa.

DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times

Patients, from left, Kofi Boateng, Francis Massicott and Joselle Connor await evacuation at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix on Tuesday (9/26/17) in the wake of two category 5 hurricanes back-to-back in just 12 days, with the most recent one, Hurricane Maria, making landfall in St. Croix last Tuesday at 2 a.m. Seven Aeromedical Evacuation members worked with 3 critical care air transport team members, 1 medical attendant and 5 flight crew members to complete the mission using a C-130 airplane out of MacDill Airforce Base in Tampa.

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Pinellas County government is hosting a bilingual panel Thursday featuring community organizations providing help for local Hurricane Maria evacuees.

The informational panel in English and Spanish will begin at 9:30 a.m. at St. Petersburg College's Clearwater campus, 2465 Drew St. Participating agencies include Hispanic Outreach Center, the Pinellas County school district, the Supervisor of Elections, the Salvation Army and RCS Food Bank.

As of Friday afternoon, 104 students have disclosed to the school district that they have relocated from Puerto Rico, according to district spokeswoman Lisa Wolf.

Officials from the district's student assignment office will assist families with registering their child for school, and a student services representative will provide support to families are in need due to the storm. 

In addition to the panel, relocation clinics will take place Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Hispanic Outreach Center, 612 Franklin St. in Clearwater.

For information about the event, visit www.pinellascounty.org or call the county at 727-464-4600.

[Last modified: Monday, October 30, 2017 4:11pm]

    

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