President Barack Obama says the storm surge from Hurricane Matthew is now a top concern and warns impacted residents to ''move to higher ground'' if necessary. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday urged residents in the path of Hurricane Matthew to heed the warnings of emergency officials, adding that although there has already been "significant damage" storm surge and flooding are still a major concern. "People should listen to their local officials," if they urge them to move away from storm surges, Obama said. "We can always replace property," but we cannot replace lives, he told reporters following a briefing with his top federal emergency and security officials.