Puerto Rico governor will hold town hall in Kissimmee next week


Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló will travel to Central Florida next week to hold a town hall in Kissimmee on the island's recovery after Hurricane Maria.

The town hall is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Kissimmee Civic Center on 201 E. Dakin Ave. The meeting is "an opportunity to hear about Puerto Rico's ongoing recovery and reconstruction efforts after Hurricane Maria and about policy impacting the island," according to the governor's announcement.

During his visit, Rosselló will also be meeting with Kissimmee Mayor Jose Alvarez, says Melissa Zayas-Moreno, a spokesperson for the city.

Since Oct. 3, more than 302,000 people have arrived in Florida from Puerto Rico through airports in Miami, Orlando and Tampa, according to the state division of emergency management. The majority of Puerto Rican evacuees are staying in Central Florida, primarily Orlando and Kissimmee.