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Obama declares major disaster in North Carolina from Hurricane Matthew
October 10, 2016 / 10:22 PM / 9 months ago

Obama declares major disaster in North Carolina from Hurricane Matthew

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a senatorial campaign fundraiser event for U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. October 9, 2016.Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in North Carolina on Monday after Hurricane Matthew roared through the state over the weekend, the White House said.

The action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in 10 counties hit by the storm, the White House said in a statement.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh

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