Monday night, Osceola County Fire Rescue, Lynx, U.S. Coast Guard, City of Kissimmee and Osceola School buses joined together in assisting in the relocation of hundreds of seniors from the Good Samaritan Village in Kissimmee to the Osceola Council On Aging and Good Samaritan Village in Daytona after the rising nearby Shingle Creek began to flood their homes.
Tuesday morning as the water continued to rise and pose a threat to residents of Good Samaritan, the county enacted a plan to move additional residents to a shelter set up at Osceola Heritage Park.
While some residents were apprehensive in leaving their homes, the Osceola Sheriff’s Office and Fire Rescue strongly advised them to do so. Currently over seniors have been transported to Osceola Heritage Park and another 30 to the Osceola Council On Aging. The American Red Cross also assisted in the situation.