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United States President Barack Obama makes a statement after receiving a briefing on Hurricane Matthew at the Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA) in Washington DC, October 5, 2016. Credit: Chris Kleponis / Pool via CNP /MediaPunch/IPX

President Obama declared a state of emergency for Florida Thursday afternoon, clearing the way for federal aid in addition to state and local emergency response teams, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Jayleen R. Heft

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