President Obama declares disaster exists in Florida following Hurricane Matthew, makes aid available

President Obama
President Obama

President Obama declared a major disaster exists in the State of Florida following Hurricane Matthew. The declaration makes available federal funds to help in the recovery.

 The federal funding allows state and eligible local governments, and certain private non-profit organizations, to receive money for emergency work in eight Florida counties: Brevard, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Nassau, St. Johns, St. Lucie, and Volusia.

FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate named Terry Quarles as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.

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Source: News Now/ABC Action News

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.