Hurricane Matthew Obama declares state of emergency in South Carolina

Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in South Carolina after it was hit by Hurricane Matthew.

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President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in South Carolina on Tuesday after Hurricane Matthew hit the state over the weekend, the White House said.

The action makes federal funding available to state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in the counties of Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Jasper, Marion and Williamsburg, the White House said in a statement. 

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