85K sign up for hurricane food assistance, officials say
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85K sign up for hurricane food assistance, officials say


WITHIN THE LAST HOUR, WE HAVE LEARNED SHE’S SAFE TONIGHT.>>>WE ARE GETTING NEW DETAILS AT 11:00 ON THE LAST MINUTE RUSH OF HURRICANE IRMA.>>THE EVENT EXTENDED LATE THIS EVENING TO ACCOMMODATE A CROWD OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE SHOWING UP FOR FOOD STAMPS FROM THE THE STATE. TROY CAMPBELL JOINS US LIVE. TROY, SOME PEOPLE JUST LEFT.>>Reporter: I JUST SPOKE TO ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE. 10:30 IS WHEN THEY WERE THE LAST PERSON COMING FROM THE LOIN LINES. AND THOSE CLOSE AT 5:00 P.M. THAT WAS OVER FIVE AND A HALF HOURS THEY THEY MADE IT THROUGH HERE. IT WAS THE LAST CHANCE HAY HAD TO SIGN UP FOR NEXT WEEK, WHEN THEY HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO DRIVE AN HOUR AWAY.>>I SHOWED UP UNTIL TWO AND IT TOOK ME UNTIL 5 O’CLOCK TO GET HERE.>>Reporter: MOTHER OF TWO, BACK HERE TO SIGN UP AFTER THE LINE CLOSED EARLY ON SUNDAY.>>OVERALL THE LINES KEPT MOVING AND I HAD MY CHAIR. SO IT WASN’T TOO BAD.>>YOU HAD TO ACTUALLY TAKE IT OUT?>>YEAH, TOOK IT OUT. USED IT. SAT ON THE SIDE AND HAD A GOOD TIME.>>Reporter: OTHERS ALSO IN GOOD SPIRITS WHILE WAITING IN LINES WITH THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TELLS NEWS 6 20,000 PEOPLE SIGNED UPPED TODAY BRINGING THE FIVE DAY TOTAL TO 85,000 A. SINGLE ADULT WHO QUALIFIES WILL RECEIVE $200 FOR TWO MONTHS. AND A FAMILY OF FOUR COULD EXPECT TO GET A THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH THROUGH THE FOOD FOR FLORIDA PROGRAM.>>EVERY ONE IS GOING THROUGH THE SAME MOTIONS, THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER AND PEOPLE HAVEN’T RECEIVED WHAT THEY NEED TO GET THEIR HOUSEHOLD BACK IN ORDER.>>Reporter: WITH ANOTHER LOCATION SET TO OPEN IN OCALA NEXT WEEK, STATES STATE OFFICIALS ARE OFFERING ADVICE TO THOSE BEFORE LINES START.>>IF YOU DO THAT FOR THE FOOD FOR FLORIDA WEBSITE AND JUST BE PREPARE ED TO POSSIBLY WAIT FOR SEVERAL HOURS DEPENDING ON THE VOLUME.>>>IN ORDER TO QUALIFY, IT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW, YOU MUST MEET CERTAIN INCOME REQUIREMENTS YOU CAN’T BE RECEIVING FOOD STAMPS IN THE STATE. THERE WILL BE OPPORTUNITIES IN OCALA IF YOU MISS THIS ONE, WE

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