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September 15, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal resources and funds were made available today to support hurricane response efforts in South Carolina. The action was taken under an emergency declaration issued by President Clinton, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the President took the action following a review of the agency's analysis of the state's expedited request for emergency assistance because of Hurricane Floyd, which began affecting the South Carolina coast today.