President Barack Obama urges the American public to take Hurricane Matthew seriously as it approached several U.S. coastal states and to comply with any evacuation orders. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: President Barack Obama on Wednesday said the U.S. government has teams and supplies positioned to respond to Hurricane Matthew as the storm barrels toward Florida and other southeastern states. "I want to emphasize to the public - this is a serious storm," Obama said after a briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "It has been building strength on its way to Florida." He urged Americans to comply with any evacuation orders.