Obama declares state of emergency in South Carolina over flooding: White House

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Posted: Oct 03, 2015 3:38 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Saturday declared a state of emergency in South Carolina after severe storms caused widespread flooding, the White House said in a statement.

Obama ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts, and he authorized federal agencies to coordinate disaster relief efforts, the statement said.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Bernard Orr)