Hurricane Matthew: President Obama declares disaster in South Carolina

The action makes federal funding available to state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in selected counties.

By: Reuters | Updated: October 12, 2016 8:56 am
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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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