Florence has killed at least 11 people in both North Carolina and South Carolina, officials from both states have reported. Duplin County, North Carolina, has had 3 fatalities due to flash flooding and swift water on roadways, according to the Sheriff’s Office, bringing the state's storm-related deaths to ten people.
North Carolina's Chief Medical Examiner’s office has details on the 7 deaths in that state:
- A 41-year-old female and her seven-month-old son died in Wilmington, NC, when a tree fell on their home
- A 68-year-old male in Lenoir County, NC, who died when he was electrocuted while plugging in a generator
- A 77-year-old male in Lenoir County, NC, who fell and died due to a cardiac event while outside checking on dogs during the storm
- An 81-year-old man in Wayne County, NC, who fell and struck his head while packing to evacuate
- A husband and wife died in a house fire in Cumberland County, NC
In South Carolina, Governor Henry McMaster released the name of the woman who died.
- Amber Dawn Lee, 61, from Union County, SC, died when her car struck a tree that fell down during the aftermath of Florence, according to a South Carolina Office of Emergency Management official