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The death toll attributed to Florence stands at 11, including 10 in North Carolina and one in South Carolina. Authorities say some other fatalities were unrelated.
— A husband and wife died in a Fayetteville, North Carolina house fire on Friday, the state’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner says.
— A mother and her 8-month-old child were killed when a massive tree crushed their brick house Friday, according to a tweet from Wilmington, North Carolina police.
— An 81-year-old man died while trying to evacuate Wayne County, North Carolina, on Friday, the state’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner says.
— A 78-year-old man was electrocuted in the rain while trying to connect extension cords for a generator, Lenoir County, North Carolina spokesman Bryan Hanks says.
— A 77-year old man died after he went outside to check on his hunting dogs and was blown down, Hanks says..
—Three people died in Duplin County, North Carolina because of “flash flooding and swift water on roadways,” the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office said on its Facebook page.
—A 61-year-old woman was killed late Friday when the vehicle she was driving struck a tree near the town of Union, South Carolina, Capt. Kelley Hughes of the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.
The article goes on to state the following:
Authorities say the storm did not cause some other deaths that occurred during Florence in North Carolina…
BREAKING: Officials say 3 more people have died in North Carolina as a result of Florence, bringing death toll to 11
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 15, 2018
— WRAL NEWS in NC (@WRAL) September 15, 2018
UPDATE: At least 11 people in have died as a result of Florence, including a married couple who died in a house fire linked to the storm. 10 of the deaths were in North Carolina; 1 was in South Carolina. Background: https://t.co/EwYJNfOORN
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) September 15, 2018
Officials say the #Florence death toll has risen to 11 people. More than 2 feet of rain has fallen in some areas, and the drenching continues. Forecasters say there could be an additional 1½ feet by the end of the weekend. #chsnews #scnewshttps://t.co/pI39ODUeUH
— ABC News 4 (@ABCNews4) September 15, 2018
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) September 15, 2018
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