Obama delays Clinton rally as Florida hurricane looms

2016-10-04 19:44
A woman protects herself from the rain with plastic after Hurricane Matthew hit Port-au-Prince. (Hector Retamal, AFP)

A woman protects herself from the rain with plastic after Hurricane Matthew hit Port-au-Prince. (Hector Retamal, AFP)

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Washington - President Barack Obama has postponed a planned Florida rally for Hillary Clinton because of Hurricane Matthew.

Obama had been scheduled to appear for Clinton on Wednesday in Miami Gardens. He was expected to emphasise the need for Democrats in Florida to make sure they're registered to vote ahead of Election Day.

But Clinton's campaign said the event had been postponed.

The US National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch for South Florida.

Meanwhile, Clinton and daughter Chelsea are holding a family town hall meeting in Philadelphia's suburbs, pointing to ways the Democratic presidential nominee would try to help children and families.

The Clintons were joined on stage by actress Elizabeth Banks as the former secretary of state vowed to help provide paid family leave and sick days for working mothers.

Clinton has made Pennsylvania one of her top targets on the 2016 battleground map and is appealing to women as she tries to become the nation's first female president.

Read more on:    hillary clinton  |  barack obama  |  us  |  hurricane matthew  |  weather  |  hurricanes  |  us elections 2016

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