Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees staying in hotels in Western Massachusetts and elsewhere in the U.S. are getting more time to stay in their temporary homes.
A federal judge in Springfield granted a temporary injunction over the weekend stopping the Federal Emergency Management Agency from ending its transitional assistance housing program until midnight Tuesday.
The move impacts about 17-hundred individuals.
FEMA says it is aware of the judge's ruling and is working to notify hotels that its shelter program has been extended to Thursday.
Part of the issue centers around delays because families don't have the documentation they need. Their lawyers say that is understandable considering what they have been through.