State Says More Than $1 Billion Handed Out After Storm By The Associated Press • Oct 23, 2017 State officials say they have distributed more than $1 billion worth of food assistance following Hurricane Irma.
Andre’s pick: Southridge 20, Krop 7. The Spartans have looked sluggish in recent weeks but should pull through in this one.Thousands Wait in Long Lines for Hurricane Aid
Andre’s pick: Western 27, Cooper City 14. Wildcats came up short in the district title race, but still look like strong playoff team.The DCF said it has worked with the Miami-Dade Police Department, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and other non-governmental organizations and agencies to ensure the event at both locations run safely and efficiently, as thousands of people queued in lines in previous events after Hurricane Irma to apply.
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A Month After Hurricane Irma, Disaster Food Stamp Registration Gets Underway With Long Lines By Wilson Sayre • Oct 12, 2017 Wilson Sayre / WLRN Kendrix Haynes lost a lot in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma: all his food and his pet bearded dragon, Rocky. It was the power (or rather the lack of it). Without it, his refrigerator couldn’t stay cold enough and the heat lamp wasn’t hot enough.
“This means $1.2 billion has been put into families’ hands to buy food across the state,” Carroll said in a statement. “I’m proud of the effort our staff has made, with half of the agency contributing to this operation. These efforts will continue when we return to Miami-Dade and Broward counties next week to again serve families in these communities.”As Floridians continue lining up for food assistance due to hardships caused by Hurricane Irma, state officials announced they intend to re-open enrollment in two South Florida counties to meet demand.