Springfield, Holyoke designate welcome centers for evacuees arriving from Puerto Rico

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Springfield and Holyoke are already seeing families fleeing the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Weeks after Hurricane Maria caused major damage in Puerto Rico, families in Western Massachusetts are starting to welcome relatives leaving the island. "We are starting to see individuals and families arrive in the city and I expect we will see many more in the coming months," said Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse. "Just yesterday we had 42 people go to Enlace de Familias, and we have enrolled at least 12 kids in the public schools." Morse and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno have both said they are ready to receive evacuees. Now both cities have designated local service organizations as the point of entry for evacuees or residents...

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