Hurricane Florence Kills 5, Including Mother And Her Baby

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At least five people, including a mother and her baby, have been confirmed dead in North Carolina as Tropical Storm Florence invaded the town.

After coming onto land from water in North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane, Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm Friday afternoon and walk heavily into South Carolina as night came.

Two people died in Wilmington after a tree fell on their house, the city’s police department said.

“WPD can confirm the first two fatalities of Hurricane #Florence in Wilmington. A mother and infant were killed when a tree fell on their house,” police tweeted Friday afternoon. “The father was transported to (New Hanover Regional Medical Center) with injuries.”

The hospital said it has received three injured patients.

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