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Obama declares major disaster in North Carolina from Hurricane Matthew
October 11, 2016 / 2:42 AM / a year ago

Obama declares major disaster in North Carolina from Hurricane Matthew

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.

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. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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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