Update 9/17

The death toll from Florence has risen again. According to WRAL, 19 people have died, including a three-month-old baby in Dallas, North Carolina and a one-year-old child in Union County.


13 people have now been confirmed dead as a result of Florence.

Two deaths occurred in New Hanover County, one death occurred in Pender County, two died in Lenoir, two in Cumberland, and three in Duplin. Additionally, three people have died in South Carolina.

ABC 11 is reporting the first two deaths were the result of a tree falling on a home in Wilmington.

Inside, the mother and her infant child were killed instantly.

In Pender County, the third victim suffered a heart attack and died inside her Hampstead home.

In Lenoir County, one man reportedly was killed while plugging in a generator. Additionally, a 77-year-old man was knocked to the ground by strong winds after going outside to check on his dogs.

In Union, South Carolina, an elderly woman died Friday night after striking a fallen tree while driving. (Source: The State)

In Duplin County, three people were killed during a flash-flood incident.

In Cumberland County, two people died after their home caught on fire. Officials have not said how the fire started, but attributed it to the storm.

In Horry County, a couple died due to carbon monoxide poisoning. (Source: CNN)

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