VIDEO: President Barack Obama Receives Briefing On Hurricane Matthew, ‘This Is A Serious Storm’
By TANYA SOMANADER, WHITE HOUSE // October 5, 2016
'Pay Attention To Your Local Officials,' says Obama
ABOVE VIDEO: Today, President Obama headed to FEMA headquarters to get the latest update on our preparation and response efforts to Hurricane Matthew.
Today, President Obama headed to FEMA headquarters to get the latest update on our preparation and response efforts to Hurricane Matthew.
America has not seen a hurricane this strong in almost a decade.
A few days ago, Hurricane Matthew became the first Category 5 hurricane to form in the Atlantic since 2007 — and countries in the Caribbean, including Haiti, Cuba, and Jamaica, have already felt the impact.
This hurricane is projected to first impact the east coast of Florida and track parallel to the coastline of Georgia and the Carolinas.
While we do not know exactly how the hurricane will impact the United States, it’s important that all of us – federal, state, tribal, and local authorities as well as people and businesses residing in potentially affected communities — take the necessary steps to prepare.