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Stay Out: Florida Subdivision Bans Hurricane Evacuees

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posted on Sep, 9 2005 @ 11:30 PM
A friend of mine sent me a news article from the Ocala, Florida area. A housing Subdivision apparently has regulations designed to prevent anybody from offering temporary shelter to victims of any disaster, including Hurricane Katrina.
I only copied the first part of the article. The complete article can be found" target="_blank" class="postlink" rel="nofollow">

Stay Out: Florida Subdivision Bans Hurricane Evacuees

POSTED: 6:30 am EDT September 9, 2005

OCALA, Fla. -- Subdivision rules are keeping some Ocala residents from temporarily housing Hurricane Katrina evacuees, and angry homeowners said it might make them move.

The board of Majestic Oaks Homeowners Association told homeowners their deed restrictions prohibit housing people who fled the Gulf Coast. According to the Ocala Star-Banner, a flier, distributed by the Majestic Oaks homeowners association Saturday, said that rather than allowing "additional families" in the community, residents were encouraged to contribute to hurricane relief funds.....

Since the article referred to the Ocala Star-Banner, I tried to find out more, but found nothing. Perhaps I missed it, or it was unavailable on the web.
I would hope these "Community Leaders" remember this when they need help in the future. I wonder where help will come from. You see, the article also says --

According to the newspaper, in 1996, the association took a homeowner to court to make him remove a flagpole and the American flag from his yard.

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