President Obama asks U.S. to remember Haiti, presently 'getting hammered' by Hurricane Matthew

by

comment
fema_-_41222_-_president_obama_at_fema_headquarters.jpg
President Obama met today with FEMA officials regarding Hurricane Matthew.

He asked U.S. citizens to keep in mind that one of the poorest countries in the world, Haiti, is already suffering from a range of previous disasters, and has been hit “really hard by this storm.”



“We anticipate that they’re going to need substantial help,” Obama said.

The president encouraged U.S. citizens to consider helping those “who didn’t have a lot to begin with and are now getting hammered by this storm.” Those willing can get more information by visiting the Center for International Disaster Information.



Obama also recommended that U.S. citizens in the path of Matthew visit Ready.gov for clear recommendations on how to stay safe. (White House pool report)

Tags

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.