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Rauner offers home, help for displaced hurricane victims


By Shanice Harris | Nov 3, 2017

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Illnois wants to open its arms to viictims of Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico in last September.

According to a press release, Gov. Bruce Rauner has contacted the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) office in Chicago to say that Illinois would like to be considered for the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program. 

“Illinois continues to stand ready to help our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico as they recover from the unbelievable destruction caused by Hurricane Maria,” Rauner said. “At the very least, it will be many months before some survivors will once again have a home on the island. We want to do everything possible to help them through this very difficult time.”

Gov. Bruce Rauner

The TSA program was announced on Monday. The agency is looking for continental states to host and support displaced Puerto Rican residents. 

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