Puerto Rican teens who evacuated after Hurricane Maria's devastation can still earn a high school diploma from their home island while completing their work in Florida, the state Department of Education has informed superintendents.
"We're going to continue to work with FEMA as much as we can to help individuals that are coming here, do everything we can to help him get a job, get the kids to a good school, be safe, get to housing", Scott said.
"Sanders", Blumenthal said. "We can not allow this administration to abandon fellow Americans and declare mission accomplished while half of Puerto Rico remains in the dark, clean drinking water is unavailable and thousands of people are living in temporary shelters".
The governor has already made two trips over to Puerto Rico to deliver supplies.
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In an impromptu news conference during a visit in Jacksonville Tuesday at the St. Johns Marine Group company on Heckscher Drive, Scott detailed how hundreds of thousands of storm refugees have left Puerto Rico and landed in Florida since Maria slammed the island September 20.
Sen. Blumenthal said this trip, his second since October, is to shine a glaring light on the lack of federal response and continued humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico.
Scott said he also sat down with President Donald Trump to see what more can be done. Puerto Rico's government asked for the extension of the Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program as more than a third of the island remains without power. "We talked about Puerto Rico, and we talked about the Puerto Ricans who have come here, the fact that we are the only state to have a host agreement, the fact that we have relief centers and the fact that they still need help", he said. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló had promised in October to restore 95 percent of power by December 15, while the Army Corps of Engineers estimated power would be totally restored by May.