Part of Good Samaritan Society could be doomed due to flooding

The bad news continues to pour in for residents of a Kissimmee senior community, which is flooded in several feet of water. side and Marita, the one you were talking to, we could actually move in today because that side is on higher ground,” said Miguel Velez. Velez can’t live in his trailer at Good Samaritan Society in Kissimmee, which was underwater for just a few days Without electricity and a non-functioning sewage system, the area is almost uninhabitable.On Monday, residents say they were told by the Good Samaritan that a part of the property called the island would be doomed.” And that they would move the trailer for you but not give money for it. This is where your home insurance is, ”explained the neighbor of Velez, which was said during the meeting. inclined, or more severe, to apply eminent domain – the power of local government to confiscate property while compensating the owner. In the meantime, residents have few options and most cannot even get home insurance. “As I said, I think the Good Samaritan ducks and ducks, and rightly so, if it was my business, I’d be minding my business, but for what? At the expense of the elderly. I don’t know where I’m going I have no idea where I’m going,” Velez said. “I’m optimistic because I still have my hope in my maker in God,” said in Spanish Angel Alfredo Nunez, a resident of the Good Samaraitan. It is on this faith that even Velez relies. “Llorando and orando. Let’s see what God does, but that’s about it, you know, “he said. The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is located at the Hart Memorial Library in downtown Kissimmee. People are asked to register online at Disasterassistance.gov.

The bad news continues to roll in for residents of a Kissimmee senior community, which is flooded in several feet of water.

Hurricane Ian made the Good Samaritan Society nearly uninhabitable, and now at least part of the property can be condemned.

“Those on this side and Marita, the one you were talking to, we could actually move in today because this side is on higher ground,” said Miguel Velez.

Velez can’t live in his Good Samaritan Society trailer in Kissimmee, which was underwater just days ago.

Without electricity and without a sewage system, the area is almost uninhabitable.

On Monday, residents say they were told by the good Samaritan that part of the property called the island would be condemned.

“And that they would move the trailer for you but wouldn’t give money for it. That’s where your home insurance is,” Velez’s neighbor explained at the meeting.

Last week, Osceola County Executive Don Fisher said he was looking at what the county could do to protect residents, warning them the area was prone to flooding, or more severe, by enforcing the eminent domain – the power of local government to confiscate property while compensating the owner.

In the meantime, residents have few options and most cannot even get home insurance.

“As I said, I think the Good Samaritan ducks and ducks, and rightly so, if it was my business, I’d be minding my business, but for what? At the expense of the elderly. I don’t know where I’m going. I have no idea where I’m going to go,” Velez said.

Velez has occasionally snuck out, sleeping at home, as have others who say they simply can’t afford to stay in hotels while they wait for FEMA to reimburse them.

“I am optimistic because I still have my hope in my creator in God,” Bon Samaraitan resident Angel Alfredo Nunez said in Spanish.

It is this faith that even Velez relies on.

“Llorando and orando. Let’s see what God does, but that’s about it, you know,” he said.

FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Center is located at the Hart Memorial Library in downtown Kissimmee.

It will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. People are asked to register online at Disasterassistance.gov.

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