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Obama on Hurricane Matthew: 'This is still a really dangerous hurricane'

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RESOURCES:

UPDATE | 11:30 PM EST:  

Forecasters say, life-threatening flooding and high tides are imminent in Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC.  

64,000 customers without electricity as Hurricane Matthew moves closer to the South Carolina coast and the Lowcountry. 

UPDATE | 11:00 PM EST:  


Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has called up 1,000 additional Georgia Guard to assist state and local authorities with Mathew emergency response. 2,000 guardsmen have now been activated. 

Storm surge flooding continues in Georgia and Florida as Hurricane Matthew continues northward off Georgia's coast.

UPDATE | 10:24 PM EST:  

Rising water expected along South Carolina and Georgia coasts as Hurricane Matthew continue to move north, about 90 miles SSE of Savannah, GA. 

UPDATE | 8:23 PM EST:

Hurricane Matthew is now 105 miles southeast of Savannah, Georgia, with top winds being recorded at 105 mph. 

UPDATE | 6:12 PM EST:

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced that 355,000 people have now evacuated in anticipation of the storm hitting the state. 

UPDATE | 4:48 PM EST:

Orlando Airport is set to resume normal service by 8 a.m. EST on Saturday after Hurricane Matthew has mostly passed.

UPDATE | 4:13 PM EST:

Hurricane Matthew is now about 45 miles from Jacksonville Beach, Florida, and closing.

It's already starting to seriously affect the area. A big piece of the Jacksonville Beach pier has been ripped off.  

UPDATE | 3:40 PM EST:

Berkley County, South Carolina, has issued a curfew for its inhabitants that begins at midnight tonight and ends tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. EST.  

UPDATE | 11:41 AM EST: The St. Lucie County, Florida, sheriff confirmed a person died overnight when emergency officials could not get to the person after suspending operations because of the storm.

The St. Lucie Fire Department said the victim was suffering from cardiac arrest while wind gusts were at 68 mph.

The fire department said crews could not safely respond and the woman died by the time crews arrived.

The victim was a woman in her late 50s. 

UPDATE | 11:11 AM EST: South Carolina governor urged residents to evacuate.

UPDATE | 10:40 AM EST: Obama delivers a statement on "really dangerous" Hurricane Matthew.

UPDATE | 10:13 AM EST: Live update of storm damage from affiliate WPEC CBS12 news

UPDATE | 7:42 AM EST: President Obama added Georgia to state of emergency declaration.

UPDATE | 7:02 AM EST: Howling wind and driving rain pummeled Florida early Friday as Hurricane Matthew began a slow, destructive march up the state's eastern shoreline.

"This storm's a monster," Florida Gov. Rick Scott told the Associated Press. "I'm going to pray for everybody's safety."

As of 7 a.m. Friday morning, gusts of wind up to 120 mph spat out from the eye of the storm just offshore of the space launch facility at Cape Canaveral.

Get the very latest Hurricane Matthew news at affiliate WPEC web site

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