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Kate Santich

Kate Santich covers social issues at the Orlando Sentinel, including child welfare, homelessness, social entrepreneurship and volunteerism.
The flow is receding, but Puerto Rican evacuees are still pouring into Florida

Since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in late September, tens of thousands of people have left the island for Florida — either temporarily or permanently.

Price tag for Florida food relief program created after Hurricane Irma hits $1.3 billion

As Florida enters its final week of a massive and sometimes troubled Hurricane Irma food relief program, the price tag has climbed to more than $1.3 billion — one of the largest food disaster programs in U.S. history.

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