Hurricane Maria Special: Spectrum News 13 looks at mainland impact

By Spectrum News Staff,
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 8:09 AM EDT

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, many residents in Puerto Rico have moved to the mainland — and many more are expected.

  • Spectrum News 13 is hosting live town hall on Hurricane Maria
  • Maria affected jobs, housing, politics, education, health care
  • Town hall will discuss these issues with live studio audience
  • Tune in to our 1-hour special at 7 p.m. Wednesday
  • Or watch on your desktop or mobile device

Florida is a prime destination as evacuees seek clean water, electricity and shelter, all of which is still in short supply on the island.

Some will choose to make a permanent life in Florida or the mainland, while others want this to be a temporary move.

But is the Sunshine State ready for such an influx of people, and how are Floridians and government officials preparing?

Spectrum News 13 is hosting a live, one-hour special at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the Acacia Banquet Hall, 1865 Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, called Hurricane Maria: Mainland Impact.

Spectrum News 13 will look at the issue from five angles: housing, jobs, education, politics and health care. The town hall is a collection of memorable stories and live interviews.

The format will be a town hall with a live studio audience and hosted by Spectrum News 13 anchors Ybeth Bruzual and Veronica Cintron.

Spectrum News 13 is inviting lawmakers, education leaders and community members to discuss the impacts that Hurricane Maria had on Puerto Rico and how it will affect Florida.