Hundreds of First coast residents still sheltering in FEMA-funded hotel rooms won’t be tossed out over the holidays, FEMA officials said Monday.

FEMA has since Hurricane Irma put up hundreds of Jacksonville-area individuals and families in hotel rooms while their hurricane-damaged homes are repaired or replaced.

As of Dec. 1, 504 people in the five-county region were still using FEMA’s hotel assistance, including 345 people in Duval County.

FEMA announced it is extending its deadlines for checkout for most of these residents until Jan. 7, instead of Dec. 3. FEMA said it is contacting the people who are eligible for the extension.

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