DBBrinson1 wrote:Sad. Living in FL, this is why I own an AR & Mini14. Not because Haitians are going to invade, but because natural disasters are a reality and I have very little faith in my "neighbors"...
Have you heard that there is a push to have hatians brought to Jacksonville and distributed to Tampa and Miami? awsm
ORLANDO — With hurricane supplies stacked up for three years, the state is in a position to provide relief to Haitians devastated by a major earthquake earlier this week.
However, Gov. Charlie Crist added that any plan to shelter Haitian refugees and U.S. nationals living in Haiti in several locations throughout Florida will depend upon the federal government.
“We’ll have to see, we’ve got to work with our federal friends on how that is done, if necessary, in a very organized and cooperative way,” Crist said during a pause in the state’s 2010 economic job summit in Orlando Friday.
WFTV.com in Orlando reported Thursday that more than 4,000 Haitian refugees could be coming to Central Florida, as the Red Cross plans to bring the Haitian refugees, as well as more than 45,000 U.S. nationals living in Haiti, to cities such as Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami and Orlando.
Crist said he’s been in touch with the Department of Homeland Security regarding Florida’s role in the relief efforts in Haiti.
“We want to be in touch with the state department, make sure that we’re doing what is necessary for these people to get the help they need and deserve,” Crist said. “This is about providing humanitarian support, providing the comfort that this country needs.”