Latest: Obama Declares Emergency in South Carolina

MIAMI—The Latest on Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Nicole (all times local):

President Barack Obama has declared an emergency in South Carolina and has ordered federal aid to help respond to Hurricane Matthew.

Earlier Thursday, Obama made the declaration for Florida. Obama’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate efforts to protect lives, property and alleviate the suffering caused by the hurricane.

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