Emergency declared in Florida by U.S. President Barack Obama
What is Hurricane Matthew?
Emergency declared in Florida by U.S. President Barack Obama:- Emergency that has been declared by President Barack Obama in Florida is because of Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane Matthew which has now start moving towards Florida, is very powerful storm that had hit the Atlantic Coast more than a decade. President Barack Obama has not only declared emergency in Florida he has even ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Matthew beginning on October 3, 2016, and continuing.
Emergency declared by Obama
Florida is on risk of Hurricane Matthew which has already claimed 140 lives, therefore President Obama announced Emergency there. According to latest report, Hurricane Matthew has left 140 dead in the Caribbean.
The action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster relief efforts necessitated by the storm, a Category 4 hurricane packing winds of 140 mph (220 kph). On this major problem Florida Governor Rick Scott was quoted saying that “The storm has already killed people. We should expect the same impact in Florida.” He further added that this might be the biggest evacuation in Florida till date.
He has issued a special warning for those living in the low-lying areas stressing that they should evacuate. Governor has also warned people stay away from beaches. Over 2,500 National Guard members are working to help with the evacuation and sheltering people.
People were told to move
As per the risk, almost 2 million people in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina were told to move to a safe place. In order to speed up the process of evacuation, interstate highways were turned into one-way routes.
According to reports Hurricane Matthew is the most powerful storm to hit the Atlantic coast in more than a decade.