© 2021 WLRN
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Here's What You Need To Know About The Hurricane Plan For Migrant Kids In Homestead

Ellis Rua
Miami Herald

The Miami Herald has obtained official copies of the federal government’s detailed hurricane plan for the Homestead Detention Center.

The plan, which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would not provide to the Herald, outlines how hundreds of children would be flown or bused to shelters across the country if a tropical storm or hurricane approaches South Florida.

On July 26, the Miami Herald reported that the plan was released to several members of Congress. The release of the 18-page document comes roughly after two months of HHS saying the agency had a plan in place, but that it couldn’t be shared because it was a secret.

Read more at The Miami Herald.