ORLANDO, FL. – After nearly a month in operation and over 16,200 people served, the Disaster Relief Center at Orlando International Airport is undergoing a major schedule change. The center’s hours of operation are being adjusted from seven-days-a-week to six-days-a-week and closed on Sunday.
The new hours (effective immediately) are Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. (Previously the center was open 9 a.m. till 7 p.m. everyday)
The center was established and started operations after an Executive Order from Florida Governor Rick Scott on October 3rd. Since that time the center has grown from approximately a dozen agencies to more than 27 agencies, with the purpose of helping Hurricane Maria evacuees from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands obtain information on resources available.
Due to the continuing arrival of evacuees, the Disaster Relief Center will remain open at Orlando International Airport until the state establishes more long-term accommodations.